Croft Circuit has announced its chosen charity for 2022 as Race Against Dementia, founded by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, which raises and allocates funds to accelerate global research and development in the race to find a prevention or treatment for dementia.
For Sir Jackie Stewart the love of his life, Helen, with a razor-sharp mind that timed his laps to the millisecond with unfaltering accuracy is living with this devastating disease.
In 2014 Helen Stewart was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Today, Lady Stewart’s short-term memory is fading and dementia is taking hold of her mind and body.
This terrible condition is devastating the Stewart family, as it does for millions of families living with dementia around the world. Race Against Dementia is driven to raise money to fund breakthrough and innovative dementia research. Their vision is to aid a breakthrough in the prevention or treatment of dementia with the greatest of urgency.
“I’m so grateful that the team at Croft have selected Race Against Dementia as their charity for this year. Myself and the Stewart family have fond memories of attending Croft with Paul Stewart Racing and I am really grateful for their support in joining us to beat dementia.” commented Sir Jackie Stewart OBE.
More than 50 million people around the world have dementia. Unless a cure is found, one in three people born today will die with dementia. A new person develops dementia every three seconds.
This crisis cannot continue and Croft feels “very privileged” says Croft Circuit Manager Tracey Morley to support a charity so close to her heart. “As a family we suffered first hand too, as we watched my father’s condition deteriorate with this disease, we sadly lost him in 2020. I feel there is a great link here for Croft to support such a worthwhile charity”
Croft will take charitable donations this racing season for this cause. If you would like to help Croft raise funds for Race Against Dementia this year do get in touch with Tracey at the circuit.