Posted on April 27, 2010
BRDC raises £83,000 for children’s cancer charity | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1

The BRDC, owner of Silverstone circuit, has raised an amazing £83,617 for Clic Sargent, the children’s cancer charity of which Eddie Jordan, Steve Rider and I are patrons.

The bulk of the money was raised by some of the members running the London Marathon. Former F3 champion Oliver Gavin ran it in under 3 hours. Also running were touring car ace Andy Priaulx, Darren Turner, Jonny Kane, Johnny Mowlem, Le Mans winner Guy Smith, Richard Westbrook, Peter Dumbreck, Dario Franchitti’s brother Marino, Stuart Hall, Charlie Hollings, Rob Barff, Sean Edwards, Marc Hynes and BRDC secretary Stuart Pringle.

Jake Humphreys with record breaker Andy Green

Last Friday we all went to a BRDC fund raising lunch in London, hosted by BBC’s Jake Humphrey, which raised £35,000 of the total. My former colleague Murray Walker did a star turn as did record breaker Andy Green, who now plans to do 1,000mph on land in another speed record chase.

Everyone at Clic Sargent is enormously grateful to the BRDC for this fantastic effort.

If you want to donate click on this link

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14 Responses

  1.   1. Posted By: jonrob
        Date: April 27th, 2010 @ 11:43 pm 

    Well done chaps!
    If you care to post the weblink James, maybe some of us will make a donation.


  2.   2. Posted By: Joe Sydney
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 2:20 am 

    That’s quite an impressive amount. How far did you run James?


  3.   3. Posted By: Robert Powers
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 9:52 am 

    No one enjoys a race weekend more than children.And racing loves children too.

    Stateside we have “Race for Life”,and the “Victory Junction Gang”.May your dreams grow to fruition as these have;i.e.,that is,beyond anyone’s expectations and then some.


  4.   4. Posted By: Stu
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 10:09 am 

    Well done fellas.


  5.   5. Posted By: Jake Cooper, Australia
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 10:22 am 

    I have enormous respect for anybody who contributes to the society using their name and fame. Good on everybody that’s involved in this project. BRDC as an organisation has done well. Maybe next time there will be more people involved and more money will be raised for the welfare of children.


  6.   6. Posted By: Phil Waddell
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 11:06 am 

    I’ll sponsor you £26 to run the 26 miles next year.

    You have thousands of visitors to this site alone, never mind all of F1 journalists and team members that you know. Come on, James. You could raise THOUSANDS!!


  7.   7. Posted By: Richard Mee
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 12:51 pm 

    Finally, someone who doesn’t make JH look about 18 feet tall!
    Congrats to all involved!


  8.   8. Posted By: Ash
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 1:10 pm 

    I feel that there is no ‘s’ on the end of Jake Humphrey’s name, James.


  9.   9. Posted By: Ryan Gilmore
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 4:15 pm 

    Just FYI – Sean Edwards didn’t end up doing it. He was lazy and opted to race at Hockenheim in the PCC:Germany.

    But well done boys! I hope someday I will be able to get in reasonable shape to do something like this!



  10.   10. Posted By: Bryan
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 9:08 pm 

    A South African business daily newspaper last week carried 4 pages of F1 magazine supplement, its main focus was not Schumacher’s present track stuff that is buzzing around but it focused and told many stories of how Michael Schumacher has a big heart, the list went on and on, on what he has done.

    But F1 in general and its people have showed they care, from Mechanics fund to several projects like Ron Dennis has, i have seen Alonso with some disadvantaged kids.

    Also as James highlighted, the public needs to engage more and for all of us to support each other and for those who have raised their hands up to seek help, no one knows what tomorrow holds and we should enjoy the moment of giving to those who have made the call.


  11.   11. Posted By: steve
        Date: April 28th, 2010 @ 9:48 pm 

    Fantastic,much more from the racing community should be done for charities, i applaud all those involved.


  12.   12. Posted By: Peter
        Date: April 29th, 2010 @ 6:29 pm 

    Good on you James for being patrons for the charity. Great job.

    But Andy Green trying 1000mph on land???! WOW!


  13.   13. Posted By: FFXIV Gil
        Date: May 18th, 2010 @ 1:52 pm 

    There is obviously a lot to know about this.


  14.   14. Posted By: BytesLand
        Date: April 7th, 2011 @ 10:46 am 

    this is great news for sure. even if this is made for the sake of drawing attention or raising popularity, not just because of free will or pure altruism, such intentions can’t but make those who make them better people, worth respected. I wish the reprsentatives of the BRDC all the best. their example is worth following.


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