RACE AGAINST TIME 911 WILL MOTOR ON
Porsche continues late owner’s fight against cancer
A1988 Porsche Carrera 911 is being used to help promote cancer awareness and raise research funds following the death of its owner.
Chris Drummond started the Race Against Time campaign after he had been diagnosed with cancer, intending to take the car to as many events as possible. As part of his initiative, Chris had raised funds for the Stand Up to Cancer programme, organised by Cancer Research UK. However, his other primary aim had been to raise awareness for early detection of the disease.
Chris died on 2 June. Now a major support group, including his family and friends across the Porsche fraternity and beyond, is continuing his work.
Porsche specialist Autofarm, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, is looking after the car and has shown the 911 at several events, including Silverstone Classic.
Autofarm spokesman Jon Whitmore says: ‘Chris had been a longstanding customer of ours and was a well-known Porsche enthusiast. When he explained his situation to us we felt we had to do something to support his Race Against Time campaign.
‘Sadly, Chris died long before anyone expected. His enthusiasm and passion were infectious and he is sorely missed.’
Jon is also looking after the social media part of the awareness campaign.
The Porsche is affectionately known as the RATP88, the name resulting from a campaign meeting – RAT standing for Race Against Time, P for Porsche, and 88 being the year of the car.
Gemma Coles at Cancer Research UK says: ‘This is a wonderful fundraising effort.’
Currently more than £9000 has been raised through JustGiving, against a £30,000 target.
justgiving.com/fundraising/chrisdrummond-raceagainsttime Donate by texting RATP88 £1 or RATP88 £10 to 70070
Watch out for ‘RATP88’ at your next classic event.