16 Apr Bentley racer Morris seeking support for special NHS Fundraiser ‘Half Marathon’
• Pro racing driver Seb Morris championing NHS through fundraiser
• Morris to tackle half marathon in aid of NHS staff and volunteers
• Welshman and over 30 British drivers all running ‘individual’ races
• GT racing champ to run 13-mile loop from Porthmadog to Maentwrog
Professional racing driver Seb Morris is swapping crash helmet and race overalls for trainers and running attire this Saturday, 18th April, as he aims to play his part in helping raise vital funds for the National Health Service.
Motorsport in the UK and Europe has, of course, been suspended for a number of weeks already due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and is likely to remain mothballed for some time as a result of the lockdowns which are in place across the globe.
Eager to do his bit to support the incredible work of the NHS, 24-year-old Morris and almost 30 other British racing drivers will run a half marathon distance individually within their home areas – at all times observing the Government’s social distancing guidelines.
Fellow professional racer Sam Bird, who has organised the the fundraising effort which aims to support NHS staff and volunteers through NHS Charities Together, has set-up a Just Giving page where donations, no matter how small, can be made.
The drivers have set a target of £10,000, the Just Giving page can be visited here:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sam-bird15
As well as raising money for an absolutely essential cause, those keen to follow Morris’ progress on Saturday – he will begin his 13-mile loop from Porthmadog to Maentwrog at 10am – can track what he’s doing with updates on Instagram and Twitter through the handle @sebmorris31
“We all want to play our part and do our bit to try and support the work of our amazing NHS, especially the staff and volunteers who are doing so much caring for people with coronavirus – this is a great way to do that”, said the British Racing Drivers’ Club Superstar.
“The target is to raise £10,000 so any support anybody can give, even if just £1, will be incredible and make such a difference. We’re in unprecedented times for the NHS, the country and the whole world with this pandemic. If we can do something positive by running our individual half marathons we’ll all be absolutely delighted.”
He added: “I do want to say a huge thank you to those who have donated so far and to anyone who feels they can donate to this amazing cause. It’s all about the fundraising but, as we’re all racing drivers, there’s guaranteed to be a little bit of competition and rivalry too!”