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Veterans take part in an action packed motorsports experience

30 October 2022

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Fleetwood Town Community Trust worked with Mission Motorsport to bring our local Armed Forces Community to their events for a day they'll never forget!

For those of you that are unaware, Mission Motorsport are a registered military charity whose motto is “Race Retrain Recover” and is the Ministry of Defences' competent authority for motor sport as a recovery activity.

On Tuesday 18th October 2022, eleven members of the Positive Pathways group set off in the Community Trust minibus to the Three Sisters racetrack in Wigan. The day involved the group being thrown around the track as passengers in various cars at high speed. For those with a petrol head, mentality it doesn’t get much better.

As the group arrived, they were welcomed by the Mission Motorsport team. The usual signing on process and safety brief were completed and while they waited for the fog to lift, they were able to chat to some of the other groups who came along such as beneficiaries of BLESMA another fantastic military charity.

Although they all came for the cars, it’s important to note how vital this time can be. This is where the friendships and camaraderie grow, and people begin to feel they are in a safe place. That is what these days are all about.

Finally, the group made to the track, and the fun began with various cars such as a 650bhp Celica, Audi RS3 and many more flying round the track. It was an adrenaline rush as the group were thrown around the corners at high speeds before blasting down the straights.

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The Trust's Positive Pathways Co-Ordinator, Rick Clement said: “It was an amazing day run by a fantastic organisation. The smiles on everyone’s faces as they jumped out after their ride was amazing to see and I can’t thank Mission Motorsport enough for putting on these events.

"Not only did the members have a great time, but they engaged with each other, built friendships and the laughter you could hear on the day is testament to that.

"As for the cars, I have to say being thrown around by the 650bhp Celica was amazing and such a rush. I look forward to being involved in more events like these in the future, and also bringing more members to such fantastic days like this.

"I’d like to thank Fleetwood Town Community Trust for supporting in helping organise this event!”

Ross (Former Navy) who took part in the motorsports sessions added: “It was a great day at the Three Sisters circuit, experiencing all the different cars and driving styles was an unbelievable experience.

"The Mission Motorsport team were great hosts and a big thank you goes out to both them and Fleetwood Town Community Trust.

"It’s always enjoyable to spend time with other members of the Armed Forces Community."

If you are a member of our local Armed Forces Community and would like to know more about events like today as well as our regular events, then please contact Rick on 07949523089 or rick.clement@fleetwoodtownfc.com


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