‘Supercar therapy’ brings welcome escape for critically ill Perth kids

Driven Project Perth February 2024
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Global non-profit organisation The Driven Project, together with Perth entrepreneur Laurence Escalante and Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF), brought smiles to the faces of a group of critically Perth kids yesterday.

As part of an expanded program of events in Australia, The Driven Project provided the kids with the chance to co-pilot a 15-strong fleet of colourful supercars, loaned from Escalante’s The LEE Collection.

“All of the kids love it, their parents, their siblings, they just have the best day of their life. It means the world to them,” said Escalante (pictured below) at yesterday’s event, which involved a drive around Perth along with a visit to Kim Ledger’s Driver Risk Management race track.

“And it means the world to me. There’s no better cause for them to be driven than with kids and their families who are going through these experiences.”

Driven Project Perth February 2024

The private event was the third-ever Driven Project event in WA, with a fourth edition headed to Sydney next weekend.

“By teaming up with the Driven Project to provide ‘supercar therapy’, we aim to help our VIP ambassador kids spend the day outside of a medical environment, just having fun and getting to be kids,” said PCHF CEO Carrick Robinson.

“Delivering positive patient experiences to kids undergoing treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital helps to bring moments of joy to both patients and their families. This can help to lessen anxiety and create positive memories, as well as enhancing confidence and happiness.”

Driven Project Perth February 2024

Some of the cars from The LEE Collection included a McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 and Bugatti Chiron.

“We’re very excited to be back creating some ‘supercar therapy’ magic with our partners and friends in Perth,” said Driven Project Founder Kevin Gordon.

“The goal is the same as always – to provide remarkable kids going through unimaginable difficulties with one of the best days of their lives.”

Find out more via drivenproject.com.

Image Credit: Supplied