Fifth Form pupil, Thomas, has a passion for rally car racing, and at 16-years-old he is already making a name for himself in competitive special stage rallying. Last year, he was one of five drivers nominated for the UK Young Rally Driver of the Year award at the Professional Motorsport World Expo. Thomas also manages all of the elements of his racing car – getting the car ready for events, all of his mechanics, and managing funds – so that is a huge commitment outside of school life. Although the 2020 rally season is disrupted this year, his Skoda Citigo is all tested and ready to go. His new livery includes the Race Against Dementia charity logo.
Here Thomas talks about his connection with Race Against Dementia:
“I am honoured to be supporting the Race Against Dementia charity during my 2020 rally season. It is an amazing charity that has been set up by Sir Jackie Stewart. The reason that he set this charity up is because his wife, Lady Helen, developed dementia.
I have been lucky enough to meet Sir Jackie now on several occasions over the last few years and he is an amazing and inspirational man.
I am hoping that by having these stickers on my rally car, this will encourage people to give to the charity and to also find out facts about this destructive and cruel disease. At every event we carry information leaflets and a collection tin hangs on my race tent for anyone to donate.”
For more information about the charity please go to www.raceagainstdementia.com
Read more about Thomas' passion for rally car racing here.