Formula Ford racer shows Red Nose support
CAMS Rising Star Jack Le Brocq will feature a new-look front nose cone for this weekend’s round of the Genuine Ford Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship at Hidden Valley Raceway.
Le Brocq will show his support for the SIDS and Kids Red Nose Day campaign by running a red nose sticker and logos on his Spectrum chassis.
The 17 year old is currently in his first season of national Formula Ford racing, having graduated from stints in karts and Formula Vee.
The Le Brocq family has been supporters of SIDS and Kids for 15 years and have previously raised in excess of $300,000 for the charity.
SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth infancy and childhood
Red Nose Day, which this year falls on the 25th of June, is SIDS and Kids most important fund raising day of the year – having been held annually since 1988.
“It’s great to be able to increase the awareness of SIDS and Kids Red Nose Day through our Formula Ford program,” said Le Brocq.
“Obviously we can’t run a 3D nose on the car, but the way it’s stickered up means it’ll certainly stand out.
“Even though SIDS has not affected our family directly, we can see the importance of the work they do, and help out where we can.
“I’ve spent a bit of time over the years as a SIDS Junior Fundraising Ambassador, selling red noses and raffle tickets to help increase the awareness and gather funding for further research. Having them involved in Formula Ford is a great extension of that association.”
In 2010, public support of SIDS and Kids will play a significant role in maintaining programs offered to communities throughout Australia and also in supporting further research into stillbirth.
Funds raised for Red Nose Day make a substantial contribution to the ongoing care and support of bereaved parents and families whose child has died suddenly and unexpectedly from 20 weeks gestation to six years of age regardless of the cause.
Through its Safe sleeping program, SIDS and Kids to date has saved the lives of an estimated 5900 babies across Australia.