Fantastic news that Silverstone Classic is to work in synergy with Alzheimer’s Research UK, as an official Charity Partner has filtered through today.
The most iconic and influential classic motor racing festival will be allocating all funds raised by the charity at this summer’s Classic directly to Race Against Dementia Fellowships, which are administered by Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Sir Jackie Stewart:
“Race Against Dementia is very grateful and proud to be working with Alzheimer’s Research UK at one of Britain’s most important motor racing events, with some of the finest cars of past years. Silverstone is Britain’s most prestigious motorsport circuit and it is a great privilege for me to have won at Silverstone in several different categories of the sport and to celebrate those victories at this Classic event.”
Founded by the legendary Sir Jackie Stewart, the Fellowship scheme was an initiative mapped out to support pioneering scientists in their quest to pursue new and innovative strategies surrounding
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the country’s leading charity specialising in finding preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. The condition touches everyone and affects around 850,000 people, more than 50 million around the globe.
Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO:
“I must thank all the very laudable organisations which tendered some very compelling submissions to be associated with our world-class event.
“It was far from an easy decision to make but, after much deliberation, we felt that – as we all grow older – so the urgent need to find cures for dementia becomes more critical. The vital work being undertaken by Alzheimer’s Research UK and Race Against Dementia is very important and we wholeheartedly support Sir Jackie in finding much-needed solutions to this growing issue.”
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Visitors to the 2019 Classic will get their first opportunity to donate to Alzheimer’s Research UK when buying their tickets online or, alternatively, by using this dedicated fundraising link:http://support.alzheimersresearchuk.org/event/silverstone-classic.