Race – Retrain – Recover
This is the mission statement for the service charity Mission Motorsport, who have one mission which is to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport.
Their two formal roles to defence are; in the coordination and provision of motor sport to be used as a recovery activity and act as Relationship Managers to the automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick and those affected by military operations. This effective charity is run by veterans, serving officers and motorsport professionals. They have been appointed as the Combined Services’ official providers of adaptive motorsport, who seek wherever possible to merge the activities of the disabled and those in need with able bodied servicemen and women.
A request that could not be ignored
Thakeham’s relationship and support with Mission Motorsport has been ongoing over a number of years, however, this year Major James Cameron’s, CEO of Mission Motorsport, request was one that could not be ignored.
Thakeham and their contract partners are proud to be able to help deliver one of Mission Motorsports’ exciting new projects. Based in Wantage, the project will deliver a permanent livery and vinyl production business that directly supports a WIS veteran – Lance Corporal David Colman, RLC. This space will provide capacity and expertise for the provision of training courses to the wider WIS community. The capability will be self-sustaining, supported by a proportion of commercial work.
A team with a target
A number of loyal contractors have been called upon by Thakeham to assist with the delivery of the project, they have all offered their services and materials without charge.
The delivery team of Stonehouse Groundworks, PRS Plumbing and Electrical, Smartpartitions, Laurence O’Rourke, Alpine Decorators and Classic Flooring begin works this week (26 May) and with a target finish date by the end of June 2015.
An Impressive Legacy
Rob Boughton, Managing Director of Thakeham, says; ‘Having had the pleasure of working with James at Mission Motorsport for a few years now, and seeing the results of the extraordinary work offered by the charity to servicemen and women who have left the forces, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to be able to help. Myself and the trusted contactors cannot wait to see the end result and hope that the business will help to continue Mission Motorsports ‘impressive legacy’.
As the build progresses we will post updates and provide stories on the contractors involved.