Thursday February 19, 2015
Lancaster Insurance has announced that it will be headline sponsor of the MG Owner’s Club (MGOC) Championship 2015, and has partnered with Prostate Cancer UK to increase understanding and recognition of the disease.
Richard Monk, MGOC’s Managing Director comments “Engines will be started and ready to go on 11th April at Rockingham Circuit, the first race meeting; continuing through until early October with eight rounds of great competitive racing on offer at all the major race circuits.”
Aside from the racing, a key element will be raising funds and awareness of prostate cancer amongst racers, spectators and their families. There will be a chance to donate at each race meet and volunteers will also be on hand to provide information about the disease, which kills one man every hour.
Lancaster has also signed up to Men United, Prostate Cancer UK’s movement for anyone who believes men are worth fighting for, and are encouraging its employees to do the same to help beat prostate cancer.
Lancaster Insurance will also be entering its own driver, Martin Wills, into the championship. Martin is a keen racer and no stranger to the MGOC, he started racing an MGF in 2004 and won the Championship in 2010 – so has a ‘boot’ load of experience.
Richard Morley, Operations Director at Lancaster Insurance, comments: ‘We’re proud of our strong ties and continued partnership with the MGOC and we’re looking forward to a fantastic summer of racing – we’ll certainly be keeping a close eye on the leaderboard! Being able to support Prostate Cancer UK’s incredible work and raise awareness of a cancer many men are unwilling to talk about at the same time, is a real honour.”
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “It’s great to be taking poll position and embarking on a partnership with our new friends Lancaster Insurance, headline sponsors of the MGOC Race Championship 2015, and we thank them for this opportunity. By partnering in this way, we get to meet blokes on their own turf, increase awareness and make a powerful difference on an even wider scale by uniting with men across the UK to further the fight against the disease.”
“As well as benefiting from the valuable funds raised, going towards supporting men affected by prostate cancer and funding research into causes and treatments, by signing up for Men United they will be encouraging others to do the same. The more men get behind Men United, the more men Prostate Cancer UK will be able to call upon to push forward real change and have a greater impact on men’s health.”
The MGOC Race Championship widely regarded as one of the best and most affordable Club Race Championships is now in its 35th successful season with over 60 driver’s competing in five classes. The first meeting kicks off on the 11th April at Rockingham Circuit and for more information, please visit the MGOC Race Championship website.