Season Look Back: Introducing the Banbury to Abu Dhabi Cardio ClubDecember 14, 2023
For the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, MoneyGram Haas F1 Team members – both race team and factory-based – joined forces to raise money for some very important causes.
The team incentive was created to support fitness during a busy calendar, get competitive and most importantly raise funds for charities with close links to the team. Haas lost team-mates and friends Harvey Cook in 2022, and Jenny Harman in 2023, and for every mile walked, ran, or cycled by the team during race weekends, the company pledged to donate £1 to causes chosen by their families.
The £7,158 target – the equivalent in miles being the distance between the team’s UK base in Banbury to the season finale location of Abu Dhabi – was reached just before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. To celebrate the £7,158 raised for both, race team members who represented some of the 56 team members joining the challenge, came together to complete one final lap.
Harvey’s wife chose two charities:
An avid LEGO fan himself, Fairy Bricks is a charity which donates LEGO sets to children’s hospitals and hospices, brightening the lives of sick children in hospital.
The second is Brain Tumour Research, a charity that funds research to fight the cancer that Harvey battled against, hoping to find a cure for all types of brain tumours.
Jenny’s husband also chose two charities:
The Sarcoma Foundation of America, the rare form of cancer that Jenny battled, advocates for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease.
One of Jenny’s favorite musicians is Lindsey Stirling, whose charity – The Upside Fund – pays the medical debt of those with long-term health battles.
MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is proud to have achieved its target and donate in the name of Harvey and Jenny.