Kirton Off Road Centre in Lincolnshire played host to the National Off Road Motorsport Challenge 2015 from 11th – 12th April 2015 and raised over £1000 for the veterans charity Care after Combat.
The National Off Road Motorsport 2015 4×4 challenge saw a field with varied experience take to a course designed to test both man and machine. The two day event included a gruelling 6 hour punch hunt as well as a blindfolded driving course.
Richard Crossland – Manager National Off Road Motorsport: “Whilst this weekend is all meant to be a very fun family orientated event. We do have a serious side and that is to raise money for our chosen charity. This would not be possible without the help of the UK’s number one off-road facility Kirton Off-Road Centre for allowing us to use their land and our other sponsor Vortex clothing for sponsoring the t-shirts and hats. In all we had a great event that raised just over £1000 for Care after Combat but had all that attended leaving knowing what great work these guys do for people that need help.”
National Off-Road Motorsport was founded 2001 by a group of 4×4 enthusiast. This group also set up the 4×4 response network that aids the emergency services and councils in times of need with fully equipped 4×4 trucks and experienced drivers.
Wendy Wake – Care after Combat: “It was a privilege to attend this event and get to know the participants, some of whom were Veterans themselves. Without the help of generous donors like Kirton Off Road Centre and National Off Road Motorsport we would not be able to help as many people as we do. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both the organisers and those who took part at the event for giving us the platform to increase awareness of the help we can provide and for supporting us with your donation!”
Care after Combat founders Jim Davidson OBE, Simon Weston OBE and Goose Cryer MC created the charity when they realised that there was a significant lack of support for Veterans with Drug and Alcohol addiction and those who have found themselves in prison. All funds donated will be used to support these Veterans as they embark on the journey to change their lives.