Shell V-Power Racing has raised $30,000 for children’s cancer charity Camp Quality through the sale of replicas of the now infamous ‘Mustang wins title’ poster.
The team put the posters up for sale with all proceeds going to Camp Quality just days after Scott McLaughlin was handed a $10,000 fine for displaying the ‘unauthorised promotional material’ on the Ipswich SuperSprint podium, after Ford secured the manufacturers’ crown two weeks ago.
Interest in the posters has rocketed since the incident resulting in a donation of $30,000 being handed over to the children’s charity at their Brisbane headquarters today.
Team managing director Ryan Story, McLaughlin and the operation’s founder Dick Johnson were on hand to make the presentation.
“We couldn’t believe the support we received on social media after the race, so we decided to make the posters available for sale with all of the proceeds going to Camp Quality,” said Story.
“This has been a passion project for me to raise money for a worthy cause, and I’m grateful to all of our supporters for getting behind it and our partners in Ford and Authentic Collectables for making it happen.”
Kylea Tink, Camp Quality CEO added: “Camp Quality relies heavily on the generosity of people fundraising in the community to help us give any kid facing cancer the chance to be a kid again,”
“This $30,000 means 14 kids dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a loved one, will now get to go on Camp and laugh, make new friends and have glorious, grubby adventures: an opportunity that many may not have had without this support
“We are so grateful to the Shell V-Power Racing Team and love that it just goes to show how so much good can be created when people come together to help others.
“The experience of Camp literally changes the cancer story for kids by helping them create lasting memories filled with fun and laughter and that’s an extraordinary thing for any of us to do.”