ALONSO DONATES RACE SUIT TO CHARITY AUCTION

ALONSO DONATES RACE SUIT TO CHARITY AUCTION

Two-time world champion Fernanado Alonso continues to be one of the most popular drivers in Formula 1, respected for his incredible skill behind the wheel as much as his determination to win. While circumstances have prevented him from adding to his tally of 32 victories and 97 podiums in the past few seasons, he has used his increasing experience to frequently extract the maximum from his car and put on a show for the fans.

 

In 2015, he celebrated his 250th grand prix in F1 and he has now donated an exclusive item from that special occasion for auction on CharityStars.com- the very race suit he wore during that race, signed with his autograph.

 

The auction will raise funds for Croce Viola, a volunteer ambulance association based in Milan, Italy and founded in 1949. It provides much-needed emergency services to the entire city but is entirely reliant on the goodwill of 120 volunteers, who give up their time to provide this vital service, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

 

Croce Viola also delivers comprehensive first aid training programs to both the public and to companies, and recently put together an innovative campaign to promote the importance of first aid among primary school children. “It’s a great opportunity to own a unique F1 souvenir that will only go up in value, but also to benefit a really deserving charity at the same time. All of us who work at Croce Viola are unpaid volunteers from many different walks of life, and I’m privileged to see for myself how big a difference our intervention can make to peoples’ lives. The only source of income for Croce Viola is charitable donations, and so Fernando was very happy to donate his suit to us in the hope that it could raise some money towards buying a much-needed new ambulance.”

 

Source: www.looktothestars.org

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