Security firm SSGC sponsors annual endurance race on Remembrance weekend
A leading specialist security firm dedicated to supporting military veterans has announced its sponsorship of forces’ motorsport charity Mission Motorsport’s annual Race of Remembrance at the Trac Mon race circuit in Anglesey.
Swindon-based SSGC is once again joining forces with its nominated charity to come together for the unique endurance race and pitlane service of remembrance, during which racers switch off their engines, bow their heads and fall silent to the notes of the Last Post at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
As well as the event sponsorship, SSGC has pledged a minimum of £30,000 towards the charity’s fundraising for 2021/22. The proceeds will help deserving armed forces veterans and service personnel who have been affected by their service reintegrate into society through the charity’s ‘race, retrain, recover’ mantra.
David Stubbs, CEO of SSGC and a former military police officer, has participated in several Mission Motorsport events this year, giving veterans high-octane passenger rides in his race-tuned Honda Civic Type-R.
Revamped to endurance specification by Shadow Motorsport in Nottingham, the Honda Civic will be raced by David, alongside Jake Fraser-Burns and Kyle Harmon, of StubBurn Racing, to mark remembrance in a unique, inclusive and uplifting way.
Race of Remembrance is a unique 12-hour endurance race, split over the two days of remembrance weekend. Centred around the pitlane remembrance service, it offers military, veterans and motorsport fans the opportunity to come together; remember those who have lost their lives and support those who remain with us today.
David said: “It has been a privilege to be a part of these fantastic events this year and an honour to provide veterans and beneficiaries a fun day out to remember.
“We have always said that our commitment to Mission Motorsport would extend far beyond purely a financial donation and we are delighted to partake in this event, helping their amazing work with Britain’s wounded, injured and sick (WIS) servicemen and women.”
Chris Tye, owner of Shadow Motorsport said: “Revamping David’s Honda Civic was wonderful but a challenge nevertheless, especially considering the three-week deadline we had to the Race of Remembrance, but not one that we shy away from here at Shadow Motorsport.
“After the initial examination of the car, we got on to the phone with our suppliers straight away and hit a few roadblocks owing to stock issues, but with some diligent research and hours on the phone we got everything we needed and got into the swing of things very quickly.
“I am happy to report that we have revamped the Honda Civic to the highest endurance spec and have made sure the vehicle is safe and secure ahead of the big day.”
A service charity and a member of the Confederation of Service Charities, Mission Motorsport has an award-winning collaborative model of working with government and other service charities to help vulnerable veterans engage through sport.
As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC), SSGC strongly believes in the charity’s ethos and has already donated more than £50,000 to it.
James Cameron, founder and CEO of Mission Motorsport, said: “We are incredibly grateful to David and the wider SSGC team for all of their support, not just for Race of Remembrance but throughout the year.
“As advocates for the armed forces, their continued support for not only the charity but for the wider military community is highly commendable. This time of year can be extremely difficult for many service personnel and our beneficiaries and the sponsorship provided by SSGC allows us to support those who need it.”
SSGC has a long-standing link with the armed forces community and has more than 4,000 staff employed as security staff, many of which are veterans. During 2021, SSGC’s award-winning partnership with the Yorkshire Regiment was recognised as the best in the security industry as they mobilised veterans to multiple Covid-19 test centres across the UK.
Mission Motorsport is attempting to raise £100,000 through this event. To donate, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=YourRoR2021
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