On Thursday 26th August 2021, the Number 1 Plates team will be undertaking the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in aid of two very worthy causes.
To select the charities, each member of the team submitted the name of both a local and national charity, with a draw being made out of a hat for each category. Following the draw, we are delighted to reveal that the charities we will be supporting are Mission Motorsport (National) and Yorkshire Air Ambulance (Local).
We are aiming to raise as much money as possible for these incredibly worthy causes by undertaking the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Thursday 26th August 2021. Once we have completed the challenge, the total amount raised will be split equally between the charities we have chosen to support. You can read more about our chosen charities below!
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About our National charity selection, Mission Motorsport:
Mission Motorsport is the Armed Forces motorsport charity, which uses motorsport as a way for service leavers to “race, retrain and recover”. The organisation is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), is supported by the Endeavour Fund, and is a member of the Confederation of Service Charities.
The charity’s dedicated career managers have placed more than 200 wounded, injured and sick service leavers into employment since the inaugural Invictus Games in September 2014, with over 2000 veterans having found work through the charity’s various programs.
Currently, Mission Motorsport is funded by the Government’s Positive Pathways program, The Soldiers’ Charity (the Army Benevolent Fund), the Forces’ Trust and the Greenwich Hospital as well as by industry partners and independent fundraising.
Visit the Mission Motorsport website to find out more: www.missionmotorsport.org
About our Local charity selection, Yorkshire Air Ambulance:
Yorkshire Air Ambulance provide a vital service in the work they do, providing expert medical care to those who need it most, when the need it most.
Whether it’s an RTC, cardiac event or a medical episode in a remote area, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance can often reach patients significantly quicker than standard land ambulances, which means they can deliver the care their patients need faster and get them to hospital sooner too.
YAA rely completely on donations, and receive no money from the government whatsoever. It costs just over £12,000 a day for the charity to keep both Helimed 99 and Helimed 98 operational and flying to incidents across Yorkshire, which is why donations and fundraising is vital to their operation.
For more information on YAA, visit their website: www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk