New charity drive will raise funds for Help for Heroes

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Stirling Motorsport Management has launched an exciting new initiative that will nurture fledgling British motorsport talent, racing to raise awareness and funds for Help for Heroes.

As an official Help for Heroes charity partner, the #RacingforHeroes team will participate in five championships across the 2015 TOCA package; its ultimate aim to run a motorsport team led and raced entirely by veterans in the pinnacle of British Motorsports – The British Touring Car Championship.

The team will also compete in The Porsche Carrera Cup (GB), Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Renault Clio Cup UK and the newly formed MSA Formula 4 Championship.

#RacingforHeroes has handpicked five young and talented British drivers, all of whom are taking a step forward in their careers and debuting in a new championship in 2015.

All drivers are fully committed to competing next year to make a difference to the recovery of our wounded veterans. They are Josh Files, Josh Cook, Tom Butler, Zac Chapman and Jess Hawkins.

The team will be led by founder Peter Thorpe, from Berkhamsted. He said: “We as a group are so proud to launch such an exciting team into British Motorsports, in support of Help for Heroes.

“It’s a unique idea, forging relationships between drivers and sponsors, offering our partners what is the biggest PR and marketing platform in British Motorsport.”

Bryn Parry, CEO and co-founder of Help for Heroes added: “When Stirling Motorsport approached us with the exciting idea for #RacingforHeroes, we knew immediately they shared our passion and ‘can-do’ attitude.

“The team is committed to fundraising and providing opportunities for our wounded through motorsport. We wish them every success and hope British racing fans will get behind the team.”