Last month, Poole-based powerboat racer Richard Carr raised awareness of Dorset pair Lee & Glynn Norvall who entered this year’s 2016 P1 Superstock offshore championship to raise money for Help for Heroes.
The brothers are the charity’s first ever marine partner and having confirmed their place in the championship are now attempting to raise the £50,000 to enable them to go racing this year, starting in May at Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
The E.Marine Racing team has become the first ever P1 Superstock team to use crowd funding to cover their costs for the season.
To those that fund the brothers racing quest they will see 20% of all the prize funds donated to the charity. The brothers hope to raise over £50,000 for Help for Heroes throughout the course of the season as well as promoting the charity on a national scale via Sky Sports and other media outlets.
Lee & Glynn hope to raise half of the £50,000 that they need to go racing this year through crowd funding.
To support Lee and Glynn in their project head to…http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/powerboat-team-racing-to-support-help-for-heroes
Once in a lifetime
Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo, Glynn said: “We have jumped in with both feet first, you have to be crazy to race a powerboat but we could not turn down this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help raise money for great cause.”
Lee, from Mudeford, said: “Racing a powerboat to raise money is off the wall, we never believed that Help for Heroes would agree for us to be their first marine charity partner but we are over the moon.”
How to help?
For anyone reading their story and who wishes to help them get on the start line, the pair can be contacted for information about sponsorship opportunities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help for Heroes’ Mark Elliot said: “We are looking forward to working with Lee and Glynn from E. Marine Racing and to get the backing of race organisers Powerboat P1.”