Thanks to Help for Heroes and Time Attack a group of injured soldiers are being given a chance to experience life in a pit stop.
The Modified Live show will be taking over the race circuit on the Isle of Anglesey on the 11th and 12th August (this weekend!) and the team behind Time Attack are working with Help for Heroes to offer wounded service personnel the chance to go behind the scenes and get close to the action.
Around 20 guys will head to the Welsh Island for the 4th and 5th rounds of the Time Attack Series – a speed challenge that pits the drivers against each other as they battle it out to get the fastest lap times possible.
During the race drivers could find refuelling and tyre changes being done by the troops. Then after that experience the lads will get a chance in the cars as they strap themselves into the passenger seat for a furious drive round the track, experiencing speeds of up to 120mph.
The guys are all part of the Help for Heroes Band of Brothers, a fantastic network which provides lifelong support to service men and women who have suffered life changing injuries. They are given training and education to help them back into civilian life, guidance and advice on where to turn for problems with finance and housing, the opportunity to meet others in a similar position and finally experience once in a lifetime opportunities such as this one.
The person behind the gesture is one of the team drivers, Jonathan Morris; he served with both the Black Watch Infantry and the Royal Logistics as a vehicle specialist.
He says his passion for racing helped him cope with injury and PTSD, he now wants to support others who find themselves in similar situations and praises how H4H supports our service personnel.
“The charity do a great job and I wanted to do my part. I thought offering a race experience would be a good way of doing that, I am sure all the guys will have an amazing day, I can’t wait for them to get stuck in.”
It’s not the only way Jonathon will be helping. The Time Attack team are offering the public a chance to get involved, they will be able to pay to go round the track in one of the highly tuned vehicles, with all the money going to Help 4 Heroes.
For more information about the event head to the Time Attack website or watch the report from the last round at Brands Hatch for a better idea of the excitement on offer.
If you want to know more about the sterling work that help For Heroes are doing yuo should head on over to their website at www.helpforheroes.org.uk.