(© Ben Johnston 2015)
The Williams Martini Racing Team fresh from four days of winter testing at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya have confirmed a new charity partner.
The Grove based outfit confirmed on Monday that they have reached a charity agreement with the Spinal Cord Injuries Association. The news comes as Team founder and Team Principal Sir Frank Williams and his family have already had a long standing personal relationship with the organisation following his car accident in 1986.
Speaking following the announcement Sir Frank stated:
‘My family and I have had close direct contact with the amazing work that the SIA do to help those with a spinal cord injury and the charity has always been close to the hearts of those at Williams. We are now formalising our relationship and using my own experiences to help spread the word that with the right support you can lead a full and fulfilling life after injury.’
The new agreement will see the Williams Martini Racing Team host events for SIA at their HQ while the two organisations will work closely together to raise awareness of the work that the charity does.
Speaking following the news Chair of SIA Michelle Howard commented:
‘We are absolutely delighted to become Williams’ Official Charity Partner. Sir Frank Williams and Claire Williams have always been such wonderful ambassadors for the work that we do. Our partnership will help to raise the profile of the work we do to provide support to spinal cord injured people from the moment a spinal cord injury happens, and for the rest of their life.’
© Ben Johnston 2015