The nomination process for The Muscle Help Foundation’s 2019 Porsche Muscle Dream Driving Experience Programme is now open – best of luck!
Know someone with muscular dystrophy (MD)? Please share this so that as many young people with MD across the UK hear about this thrilling opportunity and can either be nominated or self-nominate (if over 18yrs) to participate in what is our charity’s 9th annual Porsche Muscle Dream Driving Experience programme.
Supported by the Porsche Experience Centre, Whittlebury Hall, Racelogic and BCDME, the programme takes place at Silverstone, the home of British Motorsport.
We are looking to invite eight (8) young Muscle Warrior hopefuls to join this year’s exciting petrol-head experience on Mon 17 – Tues 18 June 2019. The event includes one (1) overnight stay (17th June) at the award-winning 4 star Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa located 10 minutes from Silverstone.
Tell us below in a 30secs vlog or in a 150 words how much you love fast cars (especially Porsche cars!) and what it would mean to you and your family to win a place on this year’s programme. To clinch your place, show us just how much of a petrol-head you are!
Should any beneficiaries have a learning disability, Mum’s, Dad’s, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, carers, PA’s etc are encouraged to help with submissions – the more creative, fun and engaging the better!
► Minimum age = 10yrs, maximum age = 28yrs
► We will inform successful nominees by phone within 1 week of the nominations deadline date
► The charity’s decision is final
Priority is given to young people (boys & girls) who have NOT been the recipient of either a unique Muscle Dream or one of the charity’s Muscle Dream programmes in the last 2 years (24 months).
As with all Muscle Dreams, our beneficiaries are defined as children & young people in the UK with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) & allied neuromuscular conditions.
There are eight (8) beneficiary places available on this programme. For each beneficiary, a max of two (2) places are available ie. for parents / brothers / sisters / guardians / carers / PA’s
Note: we do recognize that occasionally a 2nd carer is required to assist a beneficiary. If this is the case, please let the charity know. We will always try to do our absolute best to accommodate.
Mobility in terms of transferring / being assisted by a parent / guardian / carer into a Porsche is important – normal car seats will be used as opposed to bucket-style seats as these are more rigid and therefore less comfortable. As such, reasonable upper torso, head and neck rotation / movement will ensure maximum beneficiary enjoyment of this experience.
Should you have any questions whatsoever, please contact the charity. We will discuss in detail what possibilities exist in order for all beneficiaries to safely participate.
Possession of portable hoists and slings (if required) to enable ease of transfer into/out of different vehicle types, in addition to hoisting on/off beds & toilets etc will need to be brought by families. The charity does NOT provide any equipment as part of its Muscle Dream activities.
As in previous years, the programme will be filmed and photographed; the charity will require written consent by parents (for those under 18yrs).
Visit our dedicated Flickr Channel HERE
The full schedule along with other surprises will be revealed on day one of the programme
Explore the Porsche Driving Experience website by clicking HERE
Check out the beautiful Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa HERE
The group will come together at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa outside Towester (10mins from Silverstone) for a mid-morning check-in, registration, briefing and relaxing light lunch. We will then depart in convoy to the Porsche Experience Centre arriving around 4/4:30pm for a special photo-shoot followed by refreshments and a ‘back-to-school’ fun classroom-style Muscle Warrior group briefing.
Passenger laps in 911’s may consist of three elements, namely:
1) handling circuit 2) the kick-plate and 3) the low friction zone – more on the day!
Safety first and foremost and beneficiary comfort are of paramount importance – our aim is to ensure beneficiaries have an amazing, once in a lifetime experience!
Indemnity forms must be completed along with the charity’s Medical Recipient and Muscle Dream Profile forms, all of which will be emailed once beneficiary placement confirmations have been made.
The experience will end with our now celebrated on-track group photo! This will be followed by prize-giving & certificate presentations. We will then all depart together in convoy back to Whittlebury Hall; free time to freshen up before our VIP Group Muscle Warrior Celebratory Dinner in the Grand Prix Suite.
Detailed accommodation arrangements will be made in advance of the programme for each beneficiary to stay-overnight. Accommodation includes a full English-breakfast the following morning. Depart at your leisure.
Be sure you include all the info asked for. This programme is very popular. Failure to provide ALL the required information in the above online form may mean nominations aren’t included in the final selection process. Thank you for your understanding.