Croft Circuit partners with Sir Jackie Stewart for dementia charity support
In keeping with the tradition of a charity being specified each year so they can support it, for 2022 Croft Circuit have announced their chosen charity as Race Against Dementia.
Founded by three-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, it raises and allocates funds to accelerate global research and development in the race to find a prevention or cure for dementia.
For Sir Jackie, the love of his life, his wife Helen, who had a razor-sharp mind that timed her laps to the millisecond with pinpoint accuracy, lives with this devastating disease.
In 2014, Helen Stewart was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Today, Lady Stewart’s short-term memory is fading and dementia grips her mind and body. This terrible disease devastates the Stewart family, as it does millions of families with dementia around the world.
Race Against Dementia aims to raise funds to fund innovative and groundbreaking dementia research. Their vision is to contribute to a breakthrough in the prevention or treatment of dementia with the utmost urgency.
“I am so grateful that the Croft Circuit team chose Race Against Dementia as their charity for this year. Myself and the Stewart family have fond memories of attending Croft with Paul Stewart Racing and I am truly grateful. for their support in joining us in overcoming dementia,” commented Sir Jackie Stewart OBE
50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia and unless a cure is found, one in three people born today will die of dementia and one new person will develop dementia every three seconds.
Croft Circuit Director Tracey Morley is very privileged to support a charity close to her heart: “As a family we have also suffered first hand, as we watched my father’s condition deteriorate with this disease, we sadly lost him in 2020. I think there is a great connection here for Croft Circuit to support such a worthwhile charity.”
Croft Circuit will be receiving charitable donations this race season for this cause through official outlets at race meetings and additionally if you would like to help Croft Circuit raise funds for Race Against Dementia this year please contact Tracey via email [email protected] co.uk or by calling 01325 721815.
Further details can also be found by visiting www.raceagainstdementia.com.
Croft Circuit is ready for an action-packed season in 2022 as the schedule looks to be bigger and better than ever with tickets now on sale.
The North East Motorcycle Racing Club will kick off the new motorsport season on March 26-27 ahead of the first of two 750 Motor Club visits to Croft on April 9-10.
The British Automobile Racing Club and the British Racing & Sports Car Club will take center stage on 23/24 April and 14/15 May respectively before the return of the 750 Motor Club on 28/29 May.
No Limits Racing is renowned for producing state-of-the-art motorcycle racing and next year is set to be no different when the class travels to the birthplace of motorsport in the North East on June 11-12.
The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship is undoubtedly set to be one of the showpiece events of the year and in 2022 Britain’s premier motorsport series will visit Croft on June 25-26 – returning to its summer slot traditional.
Three blockbuster encounters will headline a pivotal weekend in the series, while there will also be the usual thrills and upsets of the TOCA support package.
Hot on the heels of the BTCC, a second visit to the British Automobile Racing Club will take place on August 6-7 before the Darlington & District Motor Club hosts its unmissable Battle of Britain event on August 20-21.
The Historic Sports Car Club will make a welcome return to Croft on September 3-4, with more thrills and thrills from the British Racing & Sports Car Club following two weeks later on September 17-18.
Rounding out Croft’s calendar of events is the Classic Motorcycle Racing Club on October 1 and 2, which will see a bygone era of two-wheeled machines battle it out for absolute honours.
Tickets for all 2022 events are now available for purchase, along with season passes and driving experiences. Head toward www.croftcircuit.co.uk for more information.
2022 Croft Circuit Calendar
March 26/27 – North East Motorcycle Racing Club
April 9/10 – 750 Motor Club
April 23/25 – British Automobile Racing Club
14/15 May – British Racing & Sports Car Club
May 28/29 – 750 Motor Club
June 11/12 – Races Without Limits
25/26 June – Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship
August 6/7 – British Automobile Racing Club
20/21 August – Battle of Britain
September 3/4 – Historic Sports Car Club
17/18 September – British Racing & Sports Car Club
October 1/2 – Classic Motorcycle Racing Club
You can also keep up to date with the latest ticket alerts by following Croft Circuit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Photos attached – please accredit with the author in full (in parentheses) a condition of copyright disclaimer.
Top: Jackie Stewart in action in the Tyrrell at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (Gary Harman)
Middle: Jackie and Helen Stewart celebrate one of her many successes (Schlegelmilch)
Bottom: Sir Jackie and Lady Stewart pictured in 2019 (RAD)
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