Porsche Club GB has a long history of supporting charities and raising funds for good causes at both a national and local level.
Decisions to support charities are made by the Club's Board. These are usually made after discussions with Regional Organisers and Register Secretaries and many Club level commitments originate from local initiatives. Commitments are usually made for specified periods and fund-raising embraces a wide range of activities. These include prize draws, sponsored events, raffles, and activities associated with the Club’s National event, as well as other events specifically organised to help the charity. Wherever possible, the Club encourages its business partners to actively support and contribute to the Club's fund-raising activities.
Over the years, the charities supported by the Club have ranged from MacMillan Cancer Care to the National Autistic Society.
Since 2013 the club has been keen to support the charity Hope For Tomorrow (HFT) which is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients’ homes. The Mobile Chemotherapy Units effectively reduce the long distances of travel and waiting times for treatment that patient’s often endure, and also help them to avoid the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres.
HFT have some high profile celebrity Patrons who are very keen to support them and through this we have been fortunate to have legendary racing and Porsche driver Derek Bell MBE (pictured below) attend our National Events in 2013 and 2014.
In addition to supporting the above charities at a national level, many of the Club's regions and registers support a wide range of local charitable organisations throughout the UK.