The Foundation was set up following the British WRC legend’s untimely death. It’s a genuine honour for me to represent it in the annual Silverstone run.
Richard Burns and the RBF
Richard was the 2001 World Rally Champion – indeed, England’s first WRC title-winner.
He scored 10 WRC victories with Mitsubishi and with Subaru, the team with which he won the championship. He also gave his name to one of the greatest road-going cars of all time, the Subaru Impreza Turbo RB5 pictured above.
He died in November 2005, following a long battle with a form of brain tumor called astrocytoma. He was 34.
Since being set up in his name, the fund has raised tens of thousands of pounds: it has made numberous donations, such as £47,286 to the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2008 and £35,781 to Make-A-Wish in 2009.
The Richard Burns Foundation has also donated £26,157 to the Lewis Hamilton Foundation.
Silverstone Half Marathon
By running the Silverstone Half Marathon, I aim to add funds. I’ve pledged to raise £500. As always, every donation is welcome: I’d be delighted if you could help me.
My JustGiving Page tells you how to donate. My Twitter feed will also update you on progress, via the hashtag #runsilverstonerbf
And to find out why I’m doing it, watch this: