Williams Martini Racing have announced that Deputy Team Principal of the Formula 1 team, Claire Williams is to become the Vice President of their official charity partner.
The Spinal Injuries Association provided support to Claire’s father and Founder of Williams, Sir Frank Williams after he became spinal cord injured in a car accident in 1986.
Over the years, the team have helped raise funds and awareness of the work that the charity does through a various of fundraising activities. It was in 2015 where Williams named the Spinal Injuries Association as its official charity partner.
Williams will be hosting work experience opportunities for the charity’s members at their HQ in Oxfordshire. As part of a campaign to increase the confidence of individuals who are considering returning to work after their injury.
“I’m delighted to be taking on this role and to help champion a cause that is very close to me, my family and the team,” said Claire.
“I have become increasingly involved with the Spinal Injuries Association over the past two years and have had the opportunity to witness first-hand the amazing job they do.
“Hopefully I can use my position and the profile of Formula One to help further their work.”