Disabled Fun Cup squad, Team BRIT, inspire Suffolk youngsters with special educational needs at Snetterton
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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.
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.
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.
“Meeting Team BRIT gave us the opportunity to showcase this.”
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