Nigel Mansell aims to set new record at Silverstone in aid of UK Youth Racing legend Nigel Mansell will be returning to the home of the British Grand Prix on Sunday 18th March, to participate in the Adidas Half Marathon on behalf of Britain's ...
Nigel Mansell aims to set new record at Silverstone in aid of UK Youth
Racing legend Nigel Mansell will be returning to the home of the British Grand Prix on Sunday 18th March, to participate in the Adidas Half Marathon on behalf of Britain's leading youth work charity, UK Youth.
The former Formula 1 world champion is a longstanding supporter of UK Youth and was recently re-elected as President of the charity, which supports a huge network of 750,000 young people, helping them to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised via high quality youth work and non-formal, accredited education programmes.
"We are immensely proud to have Nigel representing UK Youth on the Silverstone track. He will be helping to raise vital funds for the important work we do with young people from deprived backgrounds." -- John Bateman, Chief Executive UK Youth.
UK Youth are now seeking teams to join Mansell in providing vital sponsorship for their work, and inviting companies to take part in a corporate challenge in which staff teams will compete for the best time.
Laura McVeigh, UK Youth's Development and PR Manager, says: "The half-marathon is a fantastic and challenging event to train for and compete in, and our challenge provides an excellent opportunity for companies to participate in a motivational team building exercise."
All teams running on behalf of UK Youth will be in with a chance of winning a prize and all runners will be invited to a post-run event celebration with Mansell. The charity is hoping to raise £100,000 to build a new lodge that will offer respite to young carers. The money raised will also be vital in enabling UK Youth to deliver training bursaries to young people to become peer educators; this will allow them to help educate others about drug and alcohol issues and provide support to young people in need.