Make-A-Wish International, “A Charity supported by F1®” are celebrating their collaboration with Formula 1®with a special memorabilia auction to raise funds for wish-granting. Items include a Pirelli Pole Position Award wind tunnel tyre with the F1 Global Tyre Partner logo hand-engraved together with the F1 logo and the iconic Make-A-Wish logo,a Ferrari Trento Podium Jeroboam bottle with drivers signature, an exclusive 2024 Pirelli Hot Laps experience, a stay at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, two original oil-on-canvas F1 themed artworks by famous artist Armin Flossdorf and the 2023 F1 drivers group photo with all original signatures. All items can now be viewed at F1Authentics.com.
The launch of the online auction was celebrated at the 2023 season’s grand finale, the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2023 on Sunday November 26, 2023.
This auction supports Make-A-Wish’s mission is to create live-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences include meeting an F1 driver, attending the Grand Prixorsitting in a race car. With the help of the racing community,F1and Pole Position Reports,Make-A-Wish hasbeen able to grant 52 incredible F1 wish experiences in 2023.
The unique memorabilia Items available in this auction have been collected throughout the 2023 season by F1 reporter Inga Stracke and her team at Pole Position Reports.
“At the finale of a busy racing season I traditionally organize a fundraiser in support of Make-A-Wish. During the entire season I collect pictures and original signatures by all drivers together with special experiences and memorabilia
,Inga Stracke said,
“please join us by bidding in this auction to create life-changing experiences for children living with critical illnesses!”
This season, F1 announced its support of global children’s charity Make-A-Wish to grant life-changing wishes and unforgettable experiences to children living with serious illnesses and their families. Since the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 in Melbourne, a total of 52F1-related wishes have been granted, withmore to come in the 2024 season.
Luciano Manzo, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish International said:
“We thank Stefano Domenicali and everyone in F1 for helping us make wishes come true and putting big smiles on these children’s faces. Together with Formula 1 we have a long-term goal for this transformational global collaboration. This year sees a record number of F1 wishes granted, inspiring many children world-wide for their own Grand
Prix wishes. The impact our mission has on the lives of children living with critical illnesses and their families is our motivation;experiencing the continued support of F1, including teams and drivers is heartwarming and inspiring.”
“We are pleased to be working with Make-A-Wish International for the first time, with an exclusive auction on our F1 Authentics site, featuring some rare pieces we know our customers will get excited about. We love working with charities, and Make-A-Wish is such an incredibly worthy cause -helping fulfil wishes of critically ill children”,
Barry Gough, CEO & Founder of Memento Exclusives & F1 Authentics commented,
“our auction will not only be supporting the charity’s fantastic work -with proceeds of eachitem being donated -but will be raising awareness for their cause as well -whilst of course giving F1 fans the chance to own some really special items.”
About Make-A-Wish International
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1980, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, having granted more than 550,000 wishes in 50 countries worldwide. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff
and more than 30,000 volunteers around the globe, Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child wit
h a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. For more information about Make-A-Wish International, visit worldwish.org.
Based in the UK’s ‘motorsport valley’ –F1 Authentics is owned by Memento Exclusives and is the officially licensed authority of Formula 1 memorabilia and reimagined sporting goods, offering both auction and buy now products. Working directly with the F1 teams, drivers, suppliers and partners, F1 Authentics source official licensed products as well as re-engineer race-used car parts, giving them a new life as both functional and stunning household items and pieces of furniture.
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