MyWorkwear’s managing director, James Worthington, will take on the Cannonbawz Run in August to raise vital funds for the Race Against Dementia.
MyWorkwear made Race Against Dementia its nominated charity for 2022/23 following the passing of its founder Mike Worthington to dementia with Lewy Bodies last year. The charity also fits closely with the supplier’s work with the manufacturing, engineering and automotive industries and their sponsorship of the University of Wolverhampton Racing team.
The Cannonbawz Run takes place on August 27 and 28, where 50 super, sports and classic cars tour around the NC500 in Scotland with stops in Applecross, Ullapool, Kylesku Bridge, Durness, Smoo Cave, John O’Groats and Dunrobin Castle. To make it even more of a challenge, Mr Worthington will be driving both ways between Shropshire and Scotland as well, which will mean a total of 1,500 miles.
He said: “Losing my father to this horrendous disease has made me determined to raise as much money as possible for Race Against Dementia. The Cannonbawz Run will hopefully act as a strong start to our fundraising but we will be continuing our effort throughout the year. We have already raised over £1000 and there’s still more than a month left until the event.”
Mr Worthington will be joined by his co-driver, John Race, paint facility and technical lead at Charge Cars and one of MyWorkwear’s valued customers. Mr Race’s father has been diagnosed with Early Stage Dementia, so the charity is also close to his heart.
Three other colleagues and contacts others have also joined the challenge. MyWorkwear customers Phil Stanley, Owner of TWP Group and HCM Engineering’s MD, Simon Hanson are now taking on the drive with Mr Worthington, as is business contact Tony Sartorius, MD of Alucast. All four companies are also part of the Made in the Midlands network.
On hearing that four of its members were undertaking the NC500, Made in the Midlands also decided to get involved and has sponsored Mr Worthington’s car in the challenge, donating to the Race Against Dementia cause. Jason Pitt, CEO at Made in Group, including Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, said: “Everyone at Made in the Midlands wishes James and fellow Made members success in flying the flag in Scotland and raising money for the dementia charity. Best of luck with the challenge!”
Race Against Dementia (RAD) was founded by three-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, in response to his wife, Helen’s, dementia diagnosis. Over 50 million people worldwide have dementia today with a new person diagnosed every three seconds
The CannonBawz Run was founded in 2015 by Kris O’Neill and is a car rally which has taken hundreds of cars and entrants on exciting journeys all across Scotland.
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