BRSCC SIGNS THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT
The British Racing & Sports Car Club is delighted to announce that it has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, confirming the Club’s commitment to giving its ongoing support to serving personnel as well as service leavers, veterans and their families.
The BRSCC fittingly confirmed its signing of the Covenant at this year’s edition of the Race of Remembrance at Anglesey this weekend, the much loved 12 hour endurance race which centres around the Remembrance Sunday service held each year to honour both current and fallen heroes. This edition features over 45 teams competing across a number of classes with the winner determined by the team/ car that completes 12 hours total racing over the three parts of the race in the fastest aggregate time.
The Armed Forces Covenant confirms that the BRSCC will endeavour to uphold its key principles in its business dealings, whilst also confirming that the Club fully acknowledges and understands that those who either currently or have served in the Armed Forces must be treated with dignity, respect and fairness in all aspects of their life.
As part of its commitment to the Covenant, the BRSCC will promote the Armed Forces as well as support the employment of veterans, service spouses and partners, along with supporting relevant national events and charities and offering a 10% discount to the Armed Forces community on Club membership. Plus, the Club will continue its ongoing work with Mission Motorsport and the Race of Remembrance and assist in the preservation and up keep of both the RAF West Malling memorial and the Twitch Heritage Centre, both of which are local to its HQ office in Kent.
Expressing his delight at the club’s signing of the Covenant, BRSCC North Western Centre chairman Andy Holley commented “I am delighted and very proud that the BRSCC has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. As a long serving Royal Navy officer, it is of particular importance to me that the Club I work for, and have been a member of since childhood, has recognised the dedicated service of our Military personnel, veterans, and their families.
It is especially apposite and poignant that the BRSCC’s Armed Forces Covenant is being unveiled at the Race of Remembrance at Anglesey circuit over the Armistice weekend; arguably the most important race meeting in the UK club racing calendar.”
James Cameron, CEO of Mission Motorsport added: “BRSCC have been steadfast supporters of the Armed Forces community for many years, and it is fantastic to see them marking that commitment through the signing of the Covenant. BRSCC’s annual hosting of Race of Remembrance is remarkable, they are powerful advocates across a huge membership and volunteer base that includes many veterans and service family members.”
To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant, visit the dedicated website at https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/.