Imagine if someone just gave you a Jaguar F-Type. It’d be pretty awesome, wouldn’t it?
Well, a charity that supports ex-service personnel doesn’t have to imagine because, for them, this has actually happened.
Mission Motorsport – which helps with the recovery and rehabilitation of former servicemen and women affected by their time in the military – has received not one but two F-Types, ahead of Armed Forces Day (June 30th).
One of the cars comes powered by a two-litre four-cylinder 297bhp, while the other is the range-topping five-litre V8 567bhp SVR. Not bad!
The super-generous gesture marks a continuation of Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) relationship with the forces’ motorsport charity established in 2014 with the creation of its Armed Forces Engagement Programme.
This programme has resulted in 29 people gaining full-time employment with Jaguar Land Rover – Britain’s biggest car maker. Six others had been employed by Jaguar Land Rover’s partner organisations. More than 850 ex-service personnel have been employed at JLR since 2013.
Rob Lummis, head of employee experiences at Jaguar Land Rover, hoped the cars would make a huge difference to the Mission Motorsport team.
“They will enable them to reach even more veterans who don’t know what the future holds after their discharge from the military,” he said.
“At Jaguar Land Rover, we have seen the benefits a programme like this can have in awakening new horizons, ambitions and careers. We look forward to seeing the next set of beneficiaries begin their new future with us.”
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