CLIC Sargent patron Eddie Jordan is selling off a collection of racing cars and memorabilia to raise money for the charity.
The BBC F1 Show host and former Jordan team owner has asked Cars International to sell the collection, with the proceeds being split between CLIC Sargent and the Amber Foundation, which supports unemployed young people.
The collection includes the first Jordan Grand Prix car ever built, which was driven by Michael Schumacher. It comes complete with his original helmet, which is signed and was given to Eddie as a thank you for giving Schumacher his first Grand Prix racing opportunity.
Also part of the sale is the first Jordan car to win a Grand Prix, which was driven by Damon Hill to victory in the 1998 Belgium GP. Included with this car is the trophy won by the team at that race for finishing in first place, plus Damon Hill’s race suit and helmet.
Eddie said: “These two F1 cars were kept because of their history, the good memories and what they meant to the team. But it’s time to let them go and the money will be used to good effect helping young people and their families cope with cancer (CLIC Sargent) and getting young adults back on the straight and narrow (Amber Foundation).”
Every item for sale comes with a certificate signed by Eddie Jordan to prove it is genuine and all of the items for sale will be presented by Jordan himself at a special ceremony at Silverstone circuit.
The collection is not going to auction but is being sold privately through Cars International, which has the benefit of a full F1 engineering team with the expertise to provide service and maintenance for the vehicles.
Cars International is a worldwide supplier of road and racing cars.