Mission Motorsport

Swift are proud to partner with Mission Motorsport, an armed forces’ charity doing amazing work with veterans to help them rebuild their lives through motorsport.

Forces’ charity rebuilds lives through motorsport 

Those who serve in the military deserve the absolute best rehabilitation and recovery support when they suffer physical or mental injuries in or as a result of active service. 

Enter Mission Motorsport, the armed forces’ charity that is helping servicemen and women injured in action to rebuild their lives through motorsport.

Swift has partnered with Mission Motorsport, providing the charity with a top of the range Bessacarr motorhome for use at events across the globe. Here’s everything you need to know…

What does Mission Motorsport do? 

It’s a charity built around three core areas: race, retrain and recover. Through these three core areas, it helps veterans with recovery and rehabilitation. 

The charity is supported by Help for Heroes.

In the past six years, Mission Motorsport has worked with 1,400 ex-servicemen and women, providing 4,500 days of sport and helping 120 wounded, injured and sick service leavers and veterans find employment.

According to James Cameron, CEO: “Through participation in competition, our strong team ethos helps to inspire and rebuild confidence; while the development of skills including mechanical competencies, logistics, and management all build capacity for a brighter future.” 

Behind the wheel

Motorsports events are fast-paced and adrenaline-fuelled. To succeed you have to work together as a team and also learn to deal with stress and pressure. On the track, veterans can build on their military experience to build a new life. Mission Motorsport competes in over 100 events each year, including:

  • Goodwood Festival of Speed: World’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture
  • British GT: Classic race of performance sports cars and saloons at iconic Brands Hatch 
  • Race of Remembrance: Mission Motorsport’s own event, held on Anglesey every year with veterans racing and in support teams 

The team will use our Swift Bessacarr motorhome as accommodation during these events. 

Beneath the bonnet

Employment plays a crucial role in recovery and rehabilitation. And away from the track, Mission Motorsport works with veterans to help equip them with real world skills and qualifications that can lead to employment. 

Steven McCulley has rebuilt his life with the help of Mission Motorsport.

Seriously injured serving in Afghanistan, Steven gained new qualifications through the charity and now runs his own business. Equally impressive behind the wheel, Steven won first in class in the Race of Remembrance.

Motorhomes and Motorsports

They go hand in hand. Many competitors use them as a base, and Swift Bessacarr and Kon-tiki motorhomes can often be seen track-side.

James Cameron, CEO Mission Motorsport, said: “With over 100 events planned in 2018, across the UK and beyond, this Swift motorhome will make an enormous difference in our ability to look after our guys and girls attending. We are hugely grateful to the Swift Group for this generous donation and look forward to getting on the road with this luxurious motorhome.”

As part of our partnership, we have provided one of our luxurious Swift Bessacarr motorhomes to Mission Motorsport, giving its beneficiaries, volunteers and staff a little more comfort when attending motorsport events. 

David Hurst and his wife, Debs, their two young boys, Daniel (6) and Darley (4), and the family pet, Mr Colin dog, are currently exploring the world in their Swift Escape 696 motorhome.

In 2014 The Swift Group teamed up with extreme sportsman Neil Greentree, owner and boss of UK windsurf Race and Demo team Team QSW. Neil has always been very outdoor minded and his passion for exploration and adventure continues to this day.

Swift Group have supported Matt Edwards since 2010 in progressing his rally driving career and have moved up to support his career by entering a M-Sport Fiesta R5 in the British Rally Championship for 2017 driven by Matt and his co-driver Will Rogers.

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