We are excited to announce the beginning of TeamSport's new fundraising partnership with Race2Recovery. Inspired to take up cross-country racing, the team of wounded service personnel are currently preparing to attempt the gruelling Dakar Rally in order to raise money for incredible charities that hugely helped them during their recovery.
Race2Recovery in Tower Bridge Karting Extravaganza
Everyone at TeamSport is so excited to be part of the partnership with Race2Recovery and the event on Wednesday was a great way to kick off the fundraising.
The Race2Recovery team came down to TeamSport Tower Bridge, the UK’s first carbon neutral indoor karting track, to challenge guests to complete the two-story track in the fastest time.
The event was also the perfect occasion to show off our specially adapted karts, which allow people with amputated limbs or disabilities to enjoy the fun of karting. These are now available for exclusive event bookings at select centres, use just needs to be confirmed at the time of booking.
Among the challengers was Nic Hamilton, brother of 2008 F1 Champion Lewis
He not only got the fastest time but also broke the lap record, completing the circuit in 49.36 seconds. Miles Wrightman achieved a very commendable second with a time of 49.89s.
Other guest included the guys from the British Forces Broadcasting Service who were great fun. See how they got on:
Thanks to everyone involved for making it a great night of karting and all the money you raised. We're hoping to get the Race2Recovery team to our other tracks, so watch this space and make sure you get involved in the great fun and great causes.
As we look forward to the new partnership, we will be pledging a percentage of every event booked at Tower Bridge for the next 12 months as well as running a series of fundraising events at our other tracks throughout the year and in addition, we will be encouraging all TeamSport visitors to donate too!
Although there is already a 'buy one get one free' discount across all tracks for the forces we will also be extending this to registered veterans, meaning those that have been medically discharged, can also take full advantage of the offer!
If you would like to make a donation, we have set up a TeamSport group through the Race2Recovery charity page which helps us keep track of your generous contributions.
Thank you for your support.
Beyond Injury, Achieving the Extraordinary
Race2Recovery was started by a team of wounded service personnel, motivated to raise money and inspire others through achieving incredible feats – they are currently preparing for the Dakar Rally. While doing this, the guys want to breakdown misconceptions about what life is like for an injured soldier and their family.
The money raised through Race2Recovery gets distributed between Help for Heroes and the Royal British legion, who both work tirelessly to improve the lives of so many.