E.Marine Racing (headed up by the Norvall Bros.) are an off-shore powerboat team and in 2016 will be racing in support for Help for Heroes, who are our charity of the year partner. We are racing in the P1 Superstock championship in the UK over 5 locations including Scarborough, Greenock, Gosport, Cardiff and Bournemouth.
Each location is FREE to view, so no gate fee's to come and watch all the racing action with over 300,000 visitors and airs on many international TV channels including Sky Sports, Fox Sports Network, Fox Asia and Motors TV as well as national channels that include a resent BBC program that was watched by over 1.4 million viewers. This allows us to highly promote awareness for Help for Heroes with the boat having an AVE (Advertising Value Equivalent) of over £360k. So in effect we are giving Help for Heroes access to a very large media platform.
We have an agreement with P1 Management to allow the Help for Heroes fundraising mobile unit with bucket collectors to be at each location and have arranged a fundraising BBQ for Heroes over the Gosport race weekend. We plan to recruit 2 x pit crew and 1 x photographer from Help for Heroes veterans. We have pledged 20% of any prize funds that we may receive as well as any other activates that we may do with them.
Over the season we are aiming to raise £50,000 - £60,000 for Help for Heroes.
We have not asked Help for Heroes for any funds to pay for the boat and team for the year (that would not make sense right!!) so are looking to crowd funding to cover the costs of this element. The annual budget includes:
- Boat lease
- Travel costs (Fuel, Hotels/B&B & food)
- Race fuel and oil
- Safety equipment
- Race training
- Repairs (support truck and boat)
Powerboat racing is a very expensive sport and we would be very grateful if you could help us with our project as we travel up and down the UK in fundraising support for Help for Heroes.