BTCC fans help Rockingham raise £13,000 for young motor racing fan


Fans of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship have helped raise over £13k for two-year-old motor racing fan with cerebral palsy at the recent Rockingham round.

A collection was organised by circuit officials after meeting Junior Exon and his family at Rockingham’s first Cars & Stripes American Auto-Fest in August.

Peter Hardman, Chief Executive of Rockingham, invited Junior and his family along to the BTCC race weekend and arranged an impromptu collection. Over the course of the weekend members of the public donated £1859 while Rockingham matched the collection; this added with several other associates including BeLa Partnership took the total to an impressive £13,013.

“Junior made a big impression on me and the whole team, and we wanted to do something to help him complete his journey to the United States, for his operation.” said Hardman.

“Junior needs to raise £60,000 to fund his life-changing surgery in the United States which is not funded on the NHS nor widely available in the UK. This money will go towards covering the cost of this in addition to intensive physiotherapy and equipment he will need to keep his rehabilitation going at home.”

The family was presented with a cheque at a special presentation during this weekends British Racing & Sports Car Club meeting.

Mrs Exon added: “Paul and I would like to say a massive heart felt thank you for the kind and extremely generous donations to support our son Junior. This really has given his target a huge boost so he can have his life-changing operation on December 15.”

If you would like to make a donation, please visit www.juniorsjourney.co.uk for more details.