Disabled Fun Cup squad, Team BRIT, inspire Suffolk youngsters with special educational needs at Snetterton

Team BRIT Fun Cup driver Tony Williams with the youngsters from Albert Pye School in Beccles at Snet

Team BRIT Fun Cup driver Tony Williams with the youngsters from Albert Pye School in Beccles at Snetterton. Picture: KINGSIZE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Youngsters with special education needs from schools in Suffolk got the chance to meet a team of disabled motorsport drivers with a special trip to Snetterton.

The youngsters from Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich with their families at the Fun Cup round at Snet

The youngsters from Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich with their families at the Fun Cup round at Snetterton. Picture: KINGSIZE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

On Friday, August 4, children from Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich and Albert Pye School in Beccles made the trip to the Norfolk circuit where they met the Fun Cup drivers from Team BRIT – made up of injured ex-servicemen, including Braintree’s Warren McKinlay.

The team showed the children around its cars and spoke of their own stories, inspiring youngsters not to let their difficulties hinder them, before then taking part in the weekend’s practice session.

Charlie Middleton (far left), Alilsha Orris (second left) and George Bellinger (far right) at the Sn

Charlie Middleton (far left), Alilsha Orris (second left) and George Bellinger (far right) at the Snetterton Fun Cup round with Team BRIT boss Dave Player (second right). Picture: KINGSIZE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Tony Waymouth from the Panathlon Foundation which organised the visit said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for young disabled people in our programme to experience the thrill of a motorsport event and have a real life experience with the environment of a motorsport driver.

“The opportunity to inspire young disabled people through being able to see what can be achieved, and how goals they never thought they were capable of achieving can be realised, is priceless.

Team BRIT drivers Andy Searle (left) and Warren McKinlay at Snetterton for the Fun Cup round. Pictur

Team BRIT drivers Andy Searle (left) and Warren McKinlay at Snetterton for the Fun Cup round. Picture: KINGSIZE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

“Meeting Team BRIT gave us the opportunity to showcase this.”

George Bellinger from Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich behind the bonnet of one of the Team BRIT Fun

George Bellinger from Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich behind the bonnet of one of the Team BRIT Fun Cup Beetles at Snetterton. Picture: KINGSIZE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Geroge Bellinger from Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich enjoying an inspiring day at Snetterton with t

Geroge Bellinger from Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich enjoying an inspiring day at Snetterton with the all-disabled Fun Cup squad Team BRIT. Picture: KINGSIZE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Children from Albert Pye School in Beccles and Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich at Snetterton for the

Children from Albert Pye School in Beccles and Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich at Snetterton for the Fun Cup round. Picture: KINGSIZE PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

From left to right: Riley McKenzie, Jacob Chambers and Riley Barber from Albert Pye School in Beccle

From left to right: Riley McKenzie, Jacob Chambers and Riley Barber from Albert Pye School in Beccles met Team BRIT at the recent Fun Cup round at Snetterton. Picture: Kingsize Photography - Credit: Archant

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