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Devon Air Ambulance Trust were our chosen charity for 2015. The county has two Air Ambulances costing in the region of £4.5 million annually. The money raised is only due to the fantastic support received from the community, businesses and friends of Devon.

Currently Devon’s Air Ambulances fly up to 14 hours a day, daylight allowing. However in 2016 the service will be extended until midnight. Therefore our fundraising year takes place during a very exciting period for the Charity and the whole community in Devon.

Cancer Research UK has been our chosen charity to support from 2012 - 2014. Over the years and we have worked closely with the local representatives to find that special young person for our VIP Experience. We donate money from tickets purchased on the day of the show. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Thanks to there groundbreaking work more people are beating cancer than ever before.

Lee Nathan our show founder set up the VIP Experience after loosing a very close friend at the age of 25 to testicular cancer in 2012 who also had a huge passion for cars.

Southwest Autosport are pleased to be supporting Race For Freedom.

They are a mixed group of Serving,former servicemen, servicewoman and friends who organise a 7 day car 'rally' over France and Spain from the 1st September till the 7th September. This rally will take in some beautiful sites, and of course some amazing and challenging driving conditions.

The ultimate aim is to first and foremost raise funds to help support 2 military charities the first one being the RN and RM Children’s Fund and also the RMCTF (Royal Marine Charitable Trust Fund). But more importantly have fun and challenge themselves whilst undertaking this rally.

Their aim is to raise a minimum of £5000 which will be split between the two charities.

The southwest Autosport team has worked with the South Devon College since the start in 2012 were we have formed a good working relationship with the college and will be continuing to do so in 2016.

Our team work closely with a number of departments at the college to get the students involved in different aspects of running an event such as budgeting, event planning, marshalling and marketing.

We sponsor the Automotive department with 2 cars for the students to work on and also donate a trophy for their student of the year award.

Each year the college has there annual open day and our team have supported these by supplying vehicles on display, entertainment and helping to encourage why students should attend the Automotive department for their chosen course.

The Automotive department attend Southwest Autosport each year to promote and show off the great work that the students do by bringing along projects for the public to see and a chance for potential new comers to get a first hand idea of what to expect.

Southwest Autosport are proud to be supporting the Mini4RNLI which is a 12 month project set up by Bob Higginson and Roy Bickley in aid of The Torbay RNLI. There initial aim is to promote Rallye Beaujolais 2013 throughout the year by competing in Hill Climbs, Sprints, Rallies, Club Meetings and Shows throughout the UK selling advertising space on both the Mini and Support Vehicles.

The Rallye Beaujolais 2013 will be an organised rally departing with media attention from Brixham Lifeboat Station en-route to Plymouth on the evening of Friday 22nd of November and returning on the afternoon of Monday 25th November (long weekend) taking in the lovely French countryside along route to the Beaujolais region, approximately 1200 miles will be covered over the weekend. Two support vehicles will be participating in the rally driven by qualified mechanics. They expect the rally to be challenging but above all great fun. The exact route and challenges are a closely guarded secret and will only be issued on the ferry crossing to Roscoff. Entrants will be set challenges along the way with prizes awarded for winners of stages and competitions. Prizes have been donated by various companies including Snap-On. Villandry, Autoglym, Peli Products, Loop Fobs, Chris Slack Photography, Quba Sails and Liaisons UK Ltd. They hope to have up to 50 teams competing in the challenge in groups of 5.

Southwest Autosport will support the North Devon District Hospital Chemotherapy Unit by making a donation at this years show through the Barum Mower club.

The Barum Mower club is a group of slightly unhinged people based in Barnstaple, North Devon. Who at weekends seek enjoyment from racing around at high speeds on altered ride on lawn mowers getting dirty and raising money for local charities.

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