24 Jun 2014

Vroom! road trip raises £22,000 for Mission Motorsport

Vroom! road trip raises £22,000 for Mission Motorsport 

Two men, a motorbike and a 4×4, one mission: to drive from Kabul, Afghanistan to The Kennels (the clubhouse at Goodwood) this May to raise money for Mission Motorsport.

Chris Short, a former Royal Marine and president of Shorsec Racing, led the expedition by motorbike. His fellow comrade Domenic Senger-Schenck drove the 4x4 – a Toyota Land Cruiser. The duo covered more than 7,000 km through 14 countries.

Shoresec Racing, a professional motorsport team based in Goodwood, tackle fun and unusual motor challenges to raise money and awareness for UK veterans charity Mission Motorsport.

Rehabilitation for military personnel

The legacy of past conflicts, and the demands of Iraq and Afghanistan, mean UK armed forces personnel and veterans need support.

Mission Motorsport supports the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing thrilling Motorsport activities.

They do this through front-seat, white-knuckle introductions to racing and race competitions. These races are confidence-boosting for the veterans – not to mention jolly good fun.

Training courses and education in the field of motorsport also help ex-military personnel pursue a successful second career.

“MyDonate was the best option”

So far they’ve raised an astonishing £22,335. Chris explains their choice of fundraising website: “MyDonate do not charge a fee allowing all funds raised to go directly to the beneficiary charity. That combined with the fact that I am a bit of a Luddite when it comes to technology and the site itself is so easy to navigate and set up, made it the best option for us by a long stretch.”

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