Pirelli tyres raise over £6,000 for Children’s Hospital

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Well done to Pirelli tyres for raising an impressive £6,386 for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The Formula One tyres supplier donated some great prizes for a charity auction and held a donation-based simulator experience on its stand at Silverstone’s British Grand Prix.

The auction was held on Wednesday 6 July at the F1 Party held at London’s Natural History Museum for the hospital’s Heart and Lung Centre. Pirelli’s top prize was a wind tunnel tyre signed by Britain’s last two Formula One World Champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

The tyre, signed the McLaren teammates at the European Grand Prix in Valencia last month, was snapped up by a lucky bidder for £3,200.

Pirelli also hosted a hosted a Formula One simulator, a pit stop challenge simulator and a reactions game in their activation area during the Brtish Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone last weekend, which raised a further £1,886.

Dominic Sandivasci, Pirelli UK’s managing director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have raised this money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which carries out such brilliant work for the benefit of so many sick children.

“We firmly believe that our involvement in motorsport should also benefit the wider community, which is why all of our staff have been completely behind this fund-raising effort at one of the key sporting events for Pirelli in the UK.

“We look forward to seeing this money used to continue the fantastic legacy of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which is a real British institution that benefits the entire world.”

The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in London specialises in care for sick children and was founded in 1852. It is now a vital research and training institute as well as a hospital with 323 beds, including 32 intensive care beds, making it the best-known paediatric centre in the United Kingdom.

A spokesman for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Pirelli as a supporter of the hospital, in particular our relationship with the Formula One community.

“We are delighted at the success of the fundraising thanks to Pirelli both at the party and the British Grand Prix weekend; these are vital funds that will go towards the hospital’s new Heart and Lung Centre and help sick children from across the UK.”

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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