Improving Army veterans’ mental health through motorsports

The Army Benevolent Fund is delighted to award a £27,000 grant to Mission Motorsport, towards its support for Army veterans.

Mission Motorsport, The Forces’ Motorsport Charity, helps former soldiers to improve their mental health and wellbeing through engagement in motorsport, and train for jobs in the automotive industry, as they transition back into civilian life.

Our grant will go towards the operating costs of delivering the charity’s programme of activities under its mission Race, Retrain and Recover, including motorsports events, maintaining its training wing vehicles and equipment, and training and employment opportunities.

Andy Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Mission Motorsport, said:

“We are hugely grateful for ABF’s support and funding. This allows us to continue delivering an ambitious programme to support Army veterans and their families, especially hard-to-reach individuals who can feel lost, isolated, and without a sense of purpose in life after their military service. With ABF support we are able to bring veterans and families together against the backdrop of an exciting motorsport programme and vocational employer engagement initiatives, all aimed at helping them transition successfully into civilian life.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, Army Benevolent Fund, added:

“Many veterans come out of the Army with first-rate engineering and mechanical skills that can be valuable to wider industry, especially in the automotive sector. We are pleased to award another grant this year to Mission Motorsport’s outstanding work in promoting motorsport as both a mental health recovery activity and career choice for Army veterans.”

Read more about Mission Motorsport here.

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