Disabled children from Norfolk and Suffolk meet Team BRIT at Snetterton Circuit

Seven children from schools across Norfolk and Suffolk visit Team BRIT, a motor racing team of inju

Seven children from schools across Norfolk and Suffolk visit Team BRIT, a motor racing team of injured former soldiers, at Snetterton Circuit. Picture: kingsize Photography - Credit: Archant

A motor racing team of injured former soldiers spent time with disabled children from across Norfolk and Suffolk during a race weekend at Snetterton Circuit.

Riley McKenzie (left), Jacob Chambers and Riley Barber from Albert Pye Community Primary School, Bec

Riley McKenzie (left), Jacob Chambers and Riley Barber from Albert Pye Community Primary School, Beccles, with Team BRIT driver Tony Williams. Picture: kingsize Photography - Credit: Archant

During their practice session Team BRIT (British Racing Injured Troops) were visited by seven children who all live with disabilities and are supported by the charity Panathlon Foundation - which provides competitive sports opportunities designed for young people with disabilities.

The team spent time with the children, telling them their story and showing them their specially adapted race car.

Riley McKenzie (left), Jacob Chambers and Riley Barber from Albert Pye Community Primary School, Bec

Riley McKenzie (left), Jacob Chambers and Riley Barber from Albert Pye Community Primary School, Beccles, visiting Team BRIT at Snetterton Circuit. Picture: kingsize Photography - Credit: Archant


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|Visiting from Albert Pye Community Primary School, in Beccles, were Riley McKenzie, Jacob Chambers and Riley Barber.

Zellah Chambers, mother of Jacob and pastoral support teacher at Albert Pye, said: 'The Team BRIT guys were inspirational with such encouragement for themselves, their team and most importantly our children.

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'They really stand for everything that Panathlon offers the children.

'The children seemed in awe of what they saw and heard today and the talk in the racing air was positively exhilarating. It was great to show the children where these people have come from and to and to keep their drive alive whilst growing up.'

Team BRIT Founder Dave Player said: 'These young people are facing challenges every day, in a similar way to our drivers, and we want to show them that anything is possible with the right drive, determination and support.'

At the beginning of their racing journey, Team BRIT aim to make history by becoming the first all-disabled team to race in Le Mans.

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