We are very excited to announce that James Cameron, CEO & Founder of Mission Motorsport will be leading a virtual evening for Club members at 7pm on 22 October.
James, originally from Harrogate, joined the Army in 1995, serving 17 years including five operational tours in the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan, latterly commanding the Armoured Group in 2010-2011 for which he was Mentioned in Dispatches.
He founded the Forces' Motorsport Charity in 2012, which in the first eight years has seen over 2,000 wounded, injured or sick soldiers, sailors and airmen through their program. Supported by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the charity has grown immensely in a short period of time and has three formal roles to Defence – in the provision of sport, training and vocational assistance to those affected by military operations. The charity, in partnership with the Royal Foundation, delivers the ‘Mission Automotive’ initiative – the UK Automotive industry’s Armed Forces Engagement initiative.
James will be joining us in the build up to “#YourRoR”, a new initiative to engage and inspire beneficiaries and supporters over the Remembrance weekend, 6 – 8 November. It replaces the charity’s annual Race of Remembrance (RoR), a 12-hour endurance race that has been cancelled owing to Covid-19 restrictions, costing the charity £50,000 in lost output for beneficiaries and in fundraising.
#YourRoR keeps the spirit of the race alive, giving people a means to engage, fundraise and, most importantly, enable the community to safely come together online for a very special pitlane remembrance service, or three.
For this year’s event, Mission Motorsport is asking supporters to take on challenges or activities that will help the charity to raise funds and commemorate the weekend in their own special way. With a whole host of supporters already signed up to get involved, including Jason Fox presenter of ‘SAS Who Dares Wins’ who was due to race in this year’s event, #YourRoR looks set to encapsulate the spirit of Race of Remembrance - despite Covid-19.
We hope that you can join us for what will surely be a very moving and insightful evening. Call details and event registration is available to Club members here.