Brookfield Aviation International is very proud to have supported the charity “Back on Track” as sponsor of it’s celebrity kart racing day at Sandown Park near London.
Back on Track supports ex-servicemen who have suffered physical and mental injuries in conflicts around the world. It is the brainchild of Lesley Reynolds, and her husband Dr. Aamer Khan, of Harley Street Skin Clinic because they work closely with many injured soldiers they know how important it is for these boys (and girls) to build a normal life and to enjoy challenging sports such as racing.
The ambassador of the charity is Mark Allen, an incredibly brave and determined young man who having suffered life changing injuries serving the British army in Afghanistan, embarked on a new career racing cars and motor karts. He has inspired many other young wounded soldiers to likewise get their lives ‘back on track’.
The ‘Brookfield Jets’ team was just one of 28 teams racing in the motor kart endurance race which began in torrential rain, making driving very hazardous. In spite of this, our five-man team battled their way through the field from 22nd on the grid at the start to finish a very creditable 11th place after two and a half hours.
However the winners of the event were the soldiers and the charity which raised over £ 10,000 GBP on the day.