McLaren Racing announced a UK community partnership this morning with Mind Charity bringing awareness to mental health across the globe.
The British auto and racing brand with Formula 1 has created the #WeRaceAsOne campaign supporting those most affected and in need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bringing awareness to mental stability and overall health, the team at McLaren Racing know that well-being in mind and body should be a top priority for everyone during this time.
“McLaren Racing is delighted to be collaborating with Mind as part of our support for the #WeRaceAsOne campaign,”said Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing. “Mind is an important and considered choice of charity, as McLaren is conscious of the significance of mental health during these unprecedented times. We’re proud to welcome Mind as our chosen UK charity for the #WeRaceAsOne campaign and hope we can work together with our fans in supporting a great cause.”
In a recent survey made by Mind Charity, two out of three adults over 25 and 75% of young people aged 13-24 with an existing mental health problem reported worse mental health during the Covid-19 crisis. The same survey also revealed that existing inequalities in housing, employment, finances and other issues have had a greater impact on the mental health of people from different Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) groups during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the rest of the 2020 Formula 1 season, the Mind Charity logo will be featured on the MCL35 engine covers, pit crew helmets and on the helmet visors of McLaren F1 drivers, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz. McLaren and Mind will also be launching a prize draw where the money raised, along with the funds raised from associated merchandise sales, will help the charitable organization fight for the mental health emergency created by the pandemic.
Emma Ihsan, Head of Corporate Partnerships, said in a statement, “We are delighted that McLaren has chosen to support Mind for the duration of the season, and we are incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to raise vital funds and awareness.
To donate to the McLaren For Mind Campaign, please click here.