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Racing Point Force India smashes fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care

Author: Will Hings Published: 28th August 2018 18:08

Racing Point Force India smashes fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care and gets set to double their donation by 2020Racing Point Force India smashes fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care and gets set to double their donation by 2020

Racing Point Force India smashes fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care and gets set to double their donation by 2020
 
Since partnering in May 2017, Racing Point Force India F1 Team has surpassed their halfway fundraising target by raising over £165,000 for UK-wide specialist-support charity Breast Cancer Care. They are on track to double this figure by the end of 2020.
 
The innovative partnership between Racing Point Force India and Breast Cancer Care has forged a global platform for breast cancer by raising awareness of the disease within the Formula One arena for the first time. The partnership has inspired Formula One, fans and teams to increase awareness of breast cancer and to raise much-needed funds for Breast Cancer Care.
 
Racing Point Force India aims to go further in their efforts by raising £250,000 for Breast Cancer Care by 2020. The most recent fundraising activities took place during the British leg of the Grand Prix at Silverstone. These ranged from auctions, raffles, car washes and collections, to water bottle donations in collaboration with their partner, the Best Water Technology Group.
 
The partnership is raising vital awareness of breast cancer within the Formula One community by sharing inspiring stories of people affected by the disease. Four people’s names will be printed on the Racing Point Force India cars at various races throughout the season to raise awareness of the impact a diagnosis of breast cancer can have on an individual and their loved ones. The first two names were unveiled at the British Grand Prix: Carter Baldock-Hubbard and Stuart Weaver. Carter’s mother, Tina Baldock, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 14 weeks pregnant and gave birth to Carter just one week after finishing chemotherapy. Stuart Weaver, who is living with incurable secondary breast cancer, was delighted at the opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer in men. The further two names will be revealed at the US Grand Prix in October.
 
Steve Curnow, Commercial Director of Racing Point Force India: “We are immensely proud of what we have achieved so far in partnership with Breast Cancer Care. Their work is making a real difference for all those affected by breast cancer and we are doing our part to increase awareness not only of Breast Cancer Care’s contribution, but also of the personal stories of the individuals who have been touched by this disease. We will be renewing our efforts to raise funds for the charity, with our target of a quarter of a million pounds edging closer by the day, and we are looking forward to seeing the pink ribbon on our cars again soon.”
 
Steve Lucas, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Breast Cancer Care: “We are incredibly grateful to Racing Point Force India for going above and beyond with their support – not just with their fantastic fundraising but by honouring Tina, Carter and Stuart with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was a special day to remember for all involved that put people affected by breast cancer at the heart of the Formula One community. The £165,000 that Racing Point Force India have raised to date will help Breast Cancer Care to meet the increasing demand on our specialist-support services and bring us closer to being able to support the 619,000 currently living in the UK following a breast cancer diagnosis”.
 
For more information about Breast Cancer Care, visit breastcancercare.org.uk
 
About Breast Cancer Care
 
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK wide charity providing support for women, men, family and friends affected by breast cancer. We’ve been caring for them, supporting them, and campaigning on their behalf since 1973.
 
Today, we continue to offer a unique range of support including reliable information, one-to-one support over the phone and online from nurses and people who’ve been there. We also offer local group support across the UK.
 
From the moment someone notices something isn’t right, through to their treatment and beyond, we’re there to help people affected by breast cancer feel more in control. breastcancercare.org.uk
 
About Force India and Breast Cancer Care
 
Force India and Breast Cancer Care’s three year partnership kicked off in May 2017 and is on track to achieve and even surpass its £250,000 fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care by 2020, with £120,000 already raised to support people affected by breast cancer.
 
The innovative partnership has brought breast cancer into the Formula One arena and in front of a global audience for the first time. The aim is to continue uniting partners, fans and teams to raise awareness of breast cancer, as well as funds to support the increasing number of men, women and families affected by breast cancer.

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