Making a difference for 200 Mission Motorsport beneficiaries and their families

Thakeham was delighted to donate 200 Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets


We were delighted to sponsor the Goodwood Festival of Speed Family Area for the second time this July. We hosted a fabulous 2,500 square feet area, jam packed with building themed fun and games for family members of all ages. Our values of quality, teamwork, fun and family are perfectly captured at the Festival of Speed and we always enjoy working alongside The Goodwood Estate.

Our ticket donation is a simple way to share some fun at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. We are especially delighted to partner with Mission Motorsport once again. Over the last two years, these free tickets have meant that 300 beneficiaries have enjoyed a fabulous day out with their family.

Rob Boughton managing director at Thakeham

Mission Motorsport ( distributed the tickets to families with members including people affected by military operations. The charity was established in 2012 to assist people through team participation in Motorsport. Since inception in 2012, Mission Motorsport has delivered more than 4000 training days of sport for almost 1,300 beneficiaries, leading to over 200 placements, and more than 100 jobs.

Recovery is more than about the serviceman’s journey – the family unit are all affected by military service in one way or another. Helping service families to thrive is one of the most meaningful ways that we can use the thrill of motor sport to help those in need. The joy that has been shared over the Festival of Speed by over 300 veterans and family members has been wonderful to see, and we are hugely grateful to Thakeham for their support. They truly understand that ‘family’ and ‘community’ is what is important to individuals.

James Cameron, CEO at Mission Motorsport

This year, the all-new Fast Car Frenzy challenge featuring the giant Thakeham Spider Cranes took centre stage. Alongside water fun with a new plumbing challenge. All last year’s favourites will there too: face painting; tot car racing, treasure hunting (with real diggers!) and the mini builders’ bricklaying Big Cat Build. And, festival favourites, the Wacky Racers were happy to pose for photographs!

For more information about the Thakeham Family experience at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed please visit

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