From a previous experience with an illness these stories strike a cord with me and respect the good which can be rallied from dark times.
The video is a tribute to the late Richard Burns and his incredible but albeit short career at the WRC driving for teams Subaru and Peugeot, If your off to the Wales Rally this weekend be sure to show your support. (if not show it anyway!)
The Richard Burns Foundation was created following the death of Richard Burns, the 2001 FIA World Rally Champion, from an astrocytoma – a form of brain tumour – in November 2005. In the tenth anniversary year of Richard’s title, the charitable Foundation that acts in his memory has consolidated its mission in a new development to help the Brain & Spine Foundation create a nationwide network of brain centres in the UK. Inspired by the leadership of Richard’s surgeon, Peter J Hamlyn, MB BS, BSc, MD, FRCS, FISM, who is also the Chairman of the Brain & Spine Foundation, Richard’s charity will help to address the startling lack of neurological provision in the UK.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Richard’s 2001 World Title, the Foundation has launched the Paint It Orange campaign in a bid to to create a sea of orange across Wales as spectators gather for the last round of the WRC. With our special orange commemorative t-shirt, you can join in the footsteps of the stars of the World Rally Championship and Formula One by buying this limited edition shirt by clicking here