Shell V-Power Racing co-owners Dick Johnson and Ryan Story have been named as ambassadors for children’s cancer charity Camp Quality.
The charity helps kids aged 0-13 who are dealing with cancer by providing enjoyable experiences and adventures.
Shell V-Power Racing raised $30,000 for Camp Quality earlier this year through the sale of ‘Mustang wins title’ posters, which had been the subject of controversy at the Ipswich event.
The team hosted a group of children and family members at an Ipswich ride day last month, with Story personally taking guests for rides in one of the team’s Mustangs.
Story has first-hand experience of family health battles, growing up watching his parents nurse his baby sister back to good health and his mother conquer breast cancer.
“I know the battles facing these strong, brave kids and their families first-hand and want to do all I can to assist in making their day-to-day lives bright and fulfilling,” said Story.
“Having been appointed a Camp Quality ambassador means we can directly impact the outcomes of this fantastic organisation. I’m immensely proud to be associated with Camp Quality and the responsibility it brings.”
Johnson faced his own battle with prostate cancer in 2010 and knows the uncertainties in facing a tough diagnosis.
“Being a Camp Quality ambassador is quite special to me,” Johnson said.
“I’ve seen off plenty of difficult things in my life, but they all pale into insignificance when you see the challenges facing these families and kids.
“They show incredible strength and character, and with Camp Quality on their side they’ve got the support they need to overcome the impossible. What a fantastic organisation.”