Jenson Button has surprised his McLaren mechanics by secretly entering them to compete in the 2014 Jenson Button Trust Triathlon in aid of Cancer Research UK. He aims to raise £2 million for the cause.
Button broke the news to Mail Online, “I drive for the best team in the world and I have the most fantastic mechanics around me. I am challenging them to put down their spanners for one day to come and take me on in my Triathlon on July 12th.”
He added with a smile, “I may have actually signed some of them up for it already without them knowing – I am sure they will thank me for it!”
“My life has always been about the need for speed, but supporting Cancer Research UK is my most pressing and important challenge yet.”
“All the money we raise will fund life-saving research to help beat cancer sooner. Over the next two and half years, with your support, I aim to raise £2 million to drive forward the day when all cancers are [curable].”
“I’m also asking each participant to raise £500 sponsorship for Cancer Research UK. Every pound donated helps to beat cancer sooner and in the fight against cancer, every second counts.”
Jenson Button Trust Triathlon will be returning to Luton Hoo Spa on Saturday 12 July and registrations for 2014 are now open.
Athletes who enter will be able to enjoy the same two race format along with a delicious BBQ, live entertainment and luxury goody bag, as well as the chance to race against Button, the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion, and all for a very good cause
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