PRODRIVE CHARITY OPEN DAY

PRODRIVE THROWS OPEN ITS DOORS TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES & THE ONGOING UKRAINIAN RELIEF EFFORT


Prodrive Headquarters in Banbury
Prodrive Headquarters in Banbury will open its doors to the public for charity

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Prodrive is opening their staff family open day on Saturday 23 April, to the wider public to raise money for its local nominated charities and also the Ukraine relief effort.


The Banbury based motorsport and engineering group is throwing open its doors to the public in a rare opportunity to see just what goes on inside all in support of good causes. With experts on hand to answer questions, food and drink stalls and activities to entertain children, the day promises to be one of the most fun days out you can have this Easter.


All profits from the day are to be split between the companies local nominated charities, the Bone Cancer Trust, Helen & Douglas House, the Oxfordshire Community Foundation as well as the Ukrainian relief effort.



Profits from the day will be split among Prodrive's nominated charities


Visitors will get a chance to view some its iconic Heritage Collection with cars on display including those driven by legendary names such as Colin McRae and Richard Burns. But unusually the company will also be letting people see just how those and its modern day cars are built by giving access to the facilities and workshops that put them together.


In addition the public will be able to wander through to the engineering division of the group to see how it has played its part in projects as varied as the McLaren P1, America’s Cup Yacht’s as well as designing and building the world’s lightest folding bike, Hummingbird.



Tickets are just £10 per person, with under 16s going free when accompanied by and adult. Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis from here



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NOTES TO EDITORS


ABOUT PRODRIVE


Prodrive is one of the world’s largest and most successful motorsport and technology businesses. Over 500 staff are employed across its Banbury headquarters and composites manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes. While the company is perhaps best known for motorsport, today it is just one part of an organisation that in the last decade has diversified to become a technology business working in a range of sectors and providing a range of services. Within the Prodrive Group, there are four distinct but interconnected business areas: Motorsport, operating race and rally programmes for vehicle manufacturers and global brands; Advanced Technology, providing innovative technology for the automotive, aerospace, defence and marine sectors; Composites, developing lightweight composite components for the automotive, aerospace and marine sectors; and Brand& developing bespoke clothing and accessories for leading brands.


CONTACT:

Ben Sayer

PR Manager, Prodrive

e: bsayer@prodrive.com