A fundraiser has had his hopes of raising money for the UK police thwarted after his fellow participants decided to pull out of the project owing to recent events in America.
21-year-old William Burfield had organised a 24-hr online ‘Le Mans’ race to raise money for one of the leading police charities, Police Care UK.
But since the recent events in America, the other drivers have backed out of the charity event.
But William is determined to carry on and do the race on his own.
William said that he is ‘100 % behind the police’. His dad is an emergency ambulance technician, and William said that he still wants to try and raise as much money as possible for police officers, police staff, police volunteers and their families, who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing.
21-year-old William is a big supporter of the UK emergency services | Image credit: Emergency Services News
In a recent event similar to the one planned, William raised £400 for The Ambulance Service Charity (TASC).
William has been organising online races since his family had a house fire when he was aged 15.
The virtual car that William has designed for the 24-hour online race
He has already raised money for several fire stations to have animal resuscitation kits after his family’s cat and dog were killed in the house fire.
William started the fundraiser for the emergency services to support them through the COVID 19 pandemic.
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