Motorsport UK launches fundraising campaign in support of Ukraine

Friday 13 May 2022

In solidarity and support of the Federation Automobile d’Ukraine (FAU), Motorsport UK has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase an armoured ambulance, endorsed by the Ukrainian Ambassador & Embassy, on behalf of the UK motorsport community.

Motorsport UK is showing its support through a centralised funding page, available HERE, with a fundraising target of £100,000. To support the campaign, the Motorsport UK Board, Chaired by David Richards CBE, has pledged the first £25,000.

Motorsport UK will donate the money raised to the Ukrainian Embassy who have agreed to use it to purchase a Pinzgauer Ambulance, a 6 x 6 vehicle with the highest levels of armour to deflect sniper attacks, IED’s and artillery shrapnel. The vehicles are produced by UK based Venari Group, a manufacturer of special vehicles. The vehicle will be equipped with necessary medical supplies and delivered to Ukraine.

Motorsport UK Clubs and Members are invited to make a donation to the campaign HERE.

David Richards CBE, Chair of Motorsport UK, commented, “Motorsport UK stands united with Leonid Kostyuchenko, the President of the FAU, the Ukrainian motorsport community and the Ukrainian people.

“The UK motorsport community has already shown tremendous support and expressed a firm desire to do even more to help those on the ground in Ukraine.

“We all have a part to play in supporting the people of Ukraine and our colleagues at the FAU. Providing the Pinzgauer Ambulance through a collective fundraising effort by the UK motorsport community will act as a small gesture of our support to a nation in need.”

How clubs can get involved

Up and down the UK, motorsport events are coming thick and fast. From Trials and AutoSOLO’s to Navigational Rallies and Touring Assemblies, there’s plenty coming up with Motorsport UK’s 700+ clubs actively preparing and delivering great motorsport.

Clubs are invited to contribute to Motorsport UK’s fundraising campaign in support of Ukraine. There are so many ways to raise money for this campaign and help likeminded motorsport enthusiasts in Ukraine.

  • At your next club social, organise a Charity Race Night or a Quiz Night and take the bragging rights
  • Hold a Sweepstake for your club racing event or for any motor racing event whether that’s BTCC, F1 or W Series
  • Hold a Charity Auction at your next club event

Whether you want to swap your four-wheels to run, cycle and skydive or knit, sing and bake, it’s all for a great cause.