To #FoS 2017:
Towards the back end of last year we announced through our Social Media streams that we were proud to be able to support the amazing operation that is Mission Motorsport. It’s about time we gave a worthy introduction to the Tool Rebels down there!
The aim of Mission Motorsport is to aid “the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport”. How? Race | Retrain | Recover.
The Forces’ Motorsport Charity has, and continues to succeed in it’s three main roles – to offer opportunities through the provision of sport, training and vocational assistance to those affected by military operations.
This amazing body of people, is run by veterans, serving officers and motorsport professionals. Appointed by the British Army Motorsport Association, and operating in direct support of The Defence Recovery Capability (DRC), Mission Motorsport provides respite, rehabilitation, vocational support and training to those affected by military operations.
Mission Motorsport runs three formal roles… The co-ordination and provision of motorsport as a recovery activity. The training function to provide the qualifications needed to return to work. And as Relationship Managers to the automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick. ‘Race | Retrain | Recover’
As part of the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership, the charity helps those leaving the military to find employment in the automotive industry. A City and Guilds training provider, Mission Motorsport’s Training Wing delivers Level 3 Diploma courses and full apprenticeships enabling service leavers to bridge the gap between military service and second careers as civilians, beyond injury.
Founded in 2012, the figures since the introduction of Mission Motorsport are quite staggering. Now in their 5th year there has been help for over 850 individuals, leading to over 200 placements and 88 beneficiaries that have found their way to full-time employment. We hope, through the provision of equipment to the training wing, we can help Mission Motorsport continue with their program.
Ian Walford, Managing Director of Wera Tools UK says “these guys at Mission Motorsport presented themselves at a Festival of Speed event we were exhibiting at. It was clear from the outset that they were different and progressive, with a fabulous objective”. He added “I found it impossible not to like these people and to get involved. To be in a position to assist such a brilliant charity makes us very happy. I’m confident our relationship and support will develop quickly”. Ian summarised “they are a fabulous group and true Rebels, like us”.
We will continue to keep up to date with events at Mission Motorsport, and more of the Tool Rebels that are the beneficiaries of this fantastic organisation. See more of Mission Motorsport at www.missionmotorsport.org or keep up with their day to day through their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.