Josh Cook’s Renault Clio Cup racer will feature a special British Heart Foundation livery at the final rounds of the 2013 Renault UK Clio Cup at Brands Hatch next weekend, as the 22 year old launches a fundraising page for the charity.
Cook has launched the page with his close friends Naithan and Riad Ariane, who recently lost their stepfather Darren at the age of just 51.
Donations to the cause can be made at www.justgiving.com/cook66, or simply by texting ‘JOCO66 + Amount’ to 70070 (e.g. ‘JOCO66 £5’ to donate £5).
Members of the British Heart Foundation will also be on hand at Brands Hatch over the BTCC weekend with collection pots, while the CookSport team will hosting some special guests at the meeting, a family of three who lost their father at the age of 31 while he was competing the Great North Run eight years ago.
“We all know someone who has had heart related issues in the past and I feel very strongly about helping support this fantastic charity,” explained Cook. “Two close friends of mine recently lost their step father to heart related issues and this has really been the emotional driving force behind the whole project.
“My sponsors have all been massively supportive with the decision to remove their livery for the final race weekend at Brands Hatch GP, so a massive thanks to Newpark, Forge, Cooksport and ThinkImage.
“We have set no actual goals which we wish to raise, however we are pushing hard to raise £2000 even before we get to Brands Hatch. The support we’ve received so far has been massively overwhelming for everyone, and I hope people please keep donating so we can raise more money for this fantastic cause!”