Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup rookie Paul Knapp, who makes his competitive debut in the category this weekend, 2nd/3rd August, will be using his first race meeting in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship support series to raise vital funds for East Anglian Children’s Hospices.
As part of a drive to raise as much as possible for a worthwhile cause local to the respective venues which will be visited by the Clio Cup during the second half of the season, the 41-year-old has chosen to support EACH during rounds 11 and 12 of the campaign at Snetterton.
Aiming to drum-up as much support for the East Anglian charity as he can through his championship debut, the Farningham driver has set an initial fundraising target of £500 but says he will make up any shortfall out of his own pocket. Knapp has established a Just Giving page for the fundraising effort: https://www.justgiving.com/41/
“I’m going to be doing this at each round of the championship, trying to help raise a little bit of money for a charity local to the relevant track, so for this weekend I’m going to be supporting EACH”, said Knapp, “We’ll be running some stickers on the car to help promote the charity and I’ve got a Just Giving page set up where people can donate.
“Being a local charity, and especially one for kids who have life-threatening conditions, I’m hoping it will help encourage people at the track to donate whatever they can afford. Any little bit helps and my target is £500, if we don’t manage to raise that I’ll make up the difference myself.”
With thousands of spectators attending every BTCC event, Knapp is hopeful the race-goers to this weekend’s mid-summer event at Snetterton will spare whatever they can for EACH which cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions.
Working across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, EACH also provides essential support for the families of those youngsters in its care – whether in their own homes, in the community or at one of the charity’s hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.
“I feel it’s important to try and support smaller charities as they’re so grateful for any help and donations they get”, adds Knapp, “The work they do at EACH is fantastic, if we can help to raise some money to give a couple of the kids there a nice day out, or something like that, it’ll be great.”
To help support Paul Knapp’s fundraising effort, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/41/
The Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup is additionally supported by ELF, Performance Friction, WP Racing and official tyre supplier Dunlop.