GGR Motorsports fundraises for Coming Home

Date of Event: 
29 August, 2015

George Grant Racing proudly announced a new partnership with Coming Home and revealed his new-look Mazda MX-5 at the MaX5 Championship round at Brands Hatch in August


While George has taken a short break from the one-make championship of late, he has been anything but idle. Indeed, the break from racing has allowed him to develop a relationship with Coming Home and its campaign to raise money for Haig Housing Trust.


Given that Grant’s own business is aligned with social housing, it seemed fitting to establish a relationship with a charity that offers a wide range of housing assistance and options for ex-Service personnel and their families. These specially adapted homes have been tailored to suit the needs of those in desperate need of housing following a traumatic or life-changing injury.


“It was almost by accident that I met Major James Richardson, the CEO of Haig Housing Trust,” commented George when asked how the relationship transpired. “He was telling me about Coming Home’s involvement in the Tower of London poppy campaign, which really hit home for me. As a charity they have a huge reach and, with my own interests related to their cause, they seemed a perfect fit!


“Over the next 24 months, the aim is to raise as much as we can for the charity through my exploits in motor racing. This was a natural progression following on from the great work we managed with Mission Motorsport, and bridges the gap between my own business and my involvement in motorsport.”


 As a result, George and the Paul Sheard Motorsport team have been working tirelessly on preparing the MX-5 for round 11 and 12 of the MaX5 Championship, which takes place on the 29th August at Brands Hatch, George’s home circuit.


But it’s not only the livery that will be different at Brands. Significant changes have been made to Grant’s Paul Sheard-run machine in order to up the ante ahead of his return to the MaX5 grid.


“Although it’s been a while since I last raced in the championship I’m seriously excited about getting back to it,” said Grant. “I have been keeping my hand in, however, by taking part in various races such as the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup under the auspices of BTCC stalwart, Paul O’Neill.


“To be on my home track will be fantastic, too. I can’t wait to be back with Paul Sheard and the rest of the squad as I think our relationship and understanding is just getting better and better.”


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