FINANCIAL PLANNERS HFMC in pole position as lead sponsors of classic Goodwood Motorsport event – raises nearly £50,000 for life care charities.
FINANCIAL PLANNER HFMC Wealth is pleased to announce it is the lead sponsor of Veloce, an annual classic motoring charity event inspired and curated by international entrepreneur Peter Neumark.
The event’s inaugural meet at the iconic Goodwood motor circuit last month raised nearly £50,000 for leading charities, including Hope House (respite care for children), Wings for Life ( spinal cord injury research), Hope for Tomorrow (mobile chemotherapy units) and the Henry Surtees Foundation, all joint recipients of the money raised by the event.
Commenting at the close of an extraordinary “ultimate lifestyle” day, HFMC Wealth’s CEO Jeremy Hoyland said: “how extremely proud we are to work with Peter on raising these funds for charities.
Classic car collectors and leading race drivers donated their time and resources to bring together the unique event, where guests experienced flying laps around the challenging circuit with their hero drivers in legendary motor cars.
The cars in action on the day included a 1930 Bentley Speed Six driven at Le Mans that year by The Bentley Boys, a Jaguar D-Type which came second at Le Mans in 1954.
“These incredible vehicles were the cars on my bedroom wall as a kid,” enthused one guest, while Michael Velasco said he is “still shaking with excitement following his flying lap with Gerhard Berger in a Ferrari 250GTO.
“If ever there was a bucket list day it was today,” remarked another guest.
Classic car fans were also treated to the roar of a 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO driven by Lord Pembroke, a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza, an Aston Martin DB5, a Ferrari 250 Short Wheel Base, a Ferrari 250 TR, a Lightweight racing E-Type and a Jaguar C-Type driven on the day by top sports-car driver from the 1950s and 60s, Peter Sutcliffe
Racing drivers including Le Mans winners Derek Bell and Andy Wallace, and Ferrari Formula One driver Gerhard Berger, along with a number of leading historic drivers familiar to spectators at The Goodwood Revival were present on the day.
“We are very pleased to be the lead sponsor of this important charitable event,” added Jeremy Hoyland.
“It is great to know that we can give something back to the community by way of significant fundraising at such an enjoyable event, where rare and classic racing cars from a bygone era are on display.”
The annual event is HFMC Wealth’s first major step into high profile sponsorship, with the dedicated aim of raising significant sums for popular charities.