Season Look Back: Families from Great Ormond Street Hospital visit Haas at SilverstoneDecember 18, 2023
A tradition since the team’s inception, at this year’s British Grand Prix, on July 7 – 9, families supported by Great Ormond Street Hospital in London met the team ahead of the race.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSHCC) supports the hospital and its patients by funding four key areas:
- Rebuilding and refurbishment
- Support for families and children
- Research into children’s health
- Life-saving medical equipment
Formula 1 has worked with the charity since 2005, where GOSHCC has collected over £4.5million.
At the 2023 British Grand Prix, GOSHCC activated across the weekend, raising money and awareness for their ‘Build It, Beat It’ campaign, which will go towards the development of a new world-leading Children’s Cancer Centre.
Two families visited America’s Formula 1 team to meet drivers Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg on race day, being introduced to the team by Team Principal, Guenther Steiner. Spending time with drivers on race day is a privilege for very few, but Kevin and Nico were overjoyed to meet some of their younger fans and their supportive families.
In addition to their fundraising in fans zones and paddock, GOSHCC hosted a raffle at Formula 1’s summer family and friends’ day, with teams each donating items and memorabilia as prizes. MoneyGram Haas F1 Team was delighted to play its part in this year’s raffle, donating a signed endplate from the VF-22 challenger.