Formula 1 superstar and the biggest smile in Perth, Daniel Ricciardo pulled into Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) this week for a surprise visit with the kids ahead of a global charity event next month.
PCHF child ambassadors Brooke (age 9) and Nate (7) were invited to inspect some serious supercars taking part in the Perth Driven Project in February.
The project is a global charity bringing ‘supercar therapy’ to kids battling critical illnesses, offering the chance for an adrenaline-filled escape and create lasting memories with some of the world’s rarest and exceptional cars.
“Being home is always really nice, especially at this time of the year around Christmas. It was great to get the chance to come to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation with the Driven Project today to spend some time with the kids,” said Ricciardo.
“The Driven Project is a great initiative and cars are a big part of my life, they brought me a lot of joy as a kid and it was great to see the smiles on the kids’ faces today.”
The Driven Project held its first event outside of North America in Perth last year, giving several PCHF ambassadors the opportunity to co-pilot a convoy of supercars around Perth, followed by a whip around the sprint track at Driver Risk Management — a unique, purpose-built driver training facility.
This year’s Perth Driven Project is taking place on Sunday 11 February, with 12 PCHF ambassadors riding shotgun in a fleet of cars that includes Buggatis, Lamborghinis, McLarens and Ferraris, provided by Laurence Escalante’s private supercar collection, The LEE Collection.
“Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is proud to be working with a team of generous individuals and organisations to help bring this year’s Driven Project event to life for Perth’s sick kids,” said PCHF CEO Carrick Robinson.
“Initiatives like The Driven Project provide an opportunity for kids to escape reality and create once-in-a-lifetime memories.”
Find out more via drivenproject.com/events/perth-australia.
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