Official Team Surtees HSF Fleece
Team Surtees/Henry Surtees Foundation - Official Micro Fleece.
50% cotton/50% polyester, available in S, M, L, XL, XXL
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This item has been selected for sale by John Surtees on behalf of the Henry Surtees Foundation, all profits from the sale will go directly to the HSF Charity, UK Registered Number 1137388. The Signature Store is the Official Commercial Partner to John Surtees and the HSF - the only outlet for official merchandise and certificated signed automobilia.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
John Surtees OBE
The decision to form a foundation was inspired largely by what we as a family, and particularly myself who had travelled with him all over the country to events, had seen happening to both him and many of the youngsters all around him. We thought that we would like to try and give to young people in the community some of the opportunities for developing, learning and enjoying some of the activities associated with motorsport that Henry had. Examples would be engineering, IT, fitness, public relations, team work etc. The generosity that both friends and people from the wider community showed at Henry’s service when they donated over £30,000 in lieu of flowers for a building project at Headway Tunbridge Wells & District was inspiring.
Following on with help being received from the Goodwood Festival of Speed and a karting event at Buckmore Park that so many people supported, we have raised approximately £120,000 for this project. This was prior to our receiving charitable status. We are looking forward to being able to maintain the momentum.
Through the Henry Surtees Foundation we want to:-
assist people with brain or physical injuries caused by accident to return to community living by the provision of support for equipment and facilities
provide education and training associated with motorsport-related programmes in technology, engineering, and road safety instruction for two and four wheels
act as a resource for young people up to the age of 18 by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities in order to:
advance young people in life by helping them to develop their skills, capacities and capabilities so that they can participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals
advance their education; and relieve unemployment.
These objectives also reflect my determination to make sure that what I have seen and learnt over the past 10½ years of living and working with Henry (and the other young people that were around them in motorsport) is put to good use.
To that end, the Foundation would like to give more young people from the community at large an opportunity to experience the emotion, disciplines and learning that the world of motorsport can offer.
John Surtees OBE