Hire a Hero
Committed to doing whatever it takes to make the transition to meaningful civilian employment.
The original idea saw Hire a Hero concentrating only on employment; however, it was clear that the problems faced by individuals leaving the forces were great and more numerous than had originally been anticipated.
They broadened the remit of Hire a Hero to cover training, housing, and care plans as well as employment for past, present and future service leavers. An ever-increasing network of supporters who had an understanding of these situations was put together to help run the charity.
Not Forgotten Association
The NFA continues to support the serving wounded and veterans with disabilities.
In 1919 the American Soprano singer, Marta Cunningham, was shocked to discover that there were thousands of wounded and lonely servicemen still in hospitals up and down the country.
After discovering that 600 injured patients were lying in one Ministry of Pensions Hospital alone, Marta was spurred into action. She went on to form The “NOT FORGOTTEN” Association for the ‘comfort, cheer and entertainment’ of the war wounded.
Ryan Lewis is a 27-year-old British racing driver, currently competing in the American Le Mans Series.
Ryan’s racing career began in the UK in T-Cars and he quickly made a name for himself when he moved into single-seaters in 2003, winning the competitive Formula Palmer Audi Championship. He went on to win the National Class of the British F3 International Series in 2004, moving swiftly up to the Championship Class and then made a move Stateside to see what the action was like across the Atlantic. In his first ever Formula Atlantic’s race in 2006 he finished second and went on to have two successful seasons in that series before making the switch to prototype racing in the American Le Mans Series.
The BLOODHOUND Project is an international education initiative focused around a 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt.
The BLOODHOUND Education Programme is dedicated to bringing the project into the UK’s classrooms. Almost 4,000 Primary and Secondary schools are already using BLOODHOUND as a vehicle for teaching maths, science and technology and this figure is growing very fast.
The BLOODHOUND SSC (Super Sonic Car) has been designed to run at speeds up to 1,050 mph and being jet and rocket powered has 133,000 ehp (about the same as 180 Formula 1 cars). It is currently entering the build phase of the programme with plans to roll out at the end of 2011 with an initial shakedown run in the UK. The car will then be reviewed and packaged for shipping to South Africa, aiming for 1,000 mph in 2012.
Is now competing in the newly-formed FIA European Formula 3 Championship.
Because of his outstanding success at Macau in 2010, Eurointernational invited Blomqvist to compete in the 2012 German F3 Championship, fitting the races around his F3 Euroseries schedule. Despite only competing in five rounds, Blomqvist was 5th in the Championship having achieved an impressive 10 podiums, including five wins, and led by 16 points for these rounds. At the end of 2012 Blomqvist was selected to join the Red Bull Junior Team and will be competing in the newly-formed FIA European Formula 3 Championship this year – billed as “the most competitive young talent series on the planet” – where he will join his former team EuroInternational.
Essex-based Formula Ford racer Scott Malvern, Dunlop MSA Formula Ford of Great Britain champion.
Formula Ford Eurocup champion. BRSCC Formula Ford Festival winner. Autosport McLaren BRDC Award finalist. It’s fair to say 2011 has been a sensational year for Scott, his success makes him the seventh consecutive champion for Jamun Racing,
The 2011 season also saw the introduction of the Formula Ford Eurocup, which saw Scott and his British colleagues compete against the best Formula Ford racers in Europe around some of the best tracks on the continent. Scott dominance in Britain continued in Europe, the Brit taking nine wins in eleven races to win all four Eurocup weekends.
Tom Onslow Cole is racing driver from Surrey famous for racing in the British Touring Car Championships.
He has raced for Team RAC, for Vauxhall’s hugely successful factory-backed squad and Team Aon Ford Focus.
For 2011 Tom has joined the highly ambitious AmD Milltek team that runs a two-litre turbocharged VW Golf in the series. Already the partnership has begun to flourish, with Tom leading a race for his new team in only the second meeting of the season and making history by scoring the car’s first championship points. There is a huge amount of excitement and interest to see just how far AmD Milltek and TO-C can go.
Darren Turner is one of the UK’s most successful and experienced racing drivers.
His talent was recognised early in his career when he won the much-coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award, joining an elite group of racers including David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti and current F1 World Champion Jenson Button. Darren worked for many years as a test driver for the McLaren F1 Team, alongside a busy racing career in single-seaters, touring cars and sportscars.
Since 2005 Darren has been a key member of the Aston Martin Racing team. For 2013 Turner continues with Aston Martin Racing and will be entering the FIA World Endurance Championship in a Aston Martin Aston Martin Vantage GTE alongside Stefan Mücke.