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Formula One fans and racing enthusiasts should head to Croft, England, in July to help change young lives.

Former Formula One driving ace Mark Blundell has confirmed he will attend the Prince's Trust Celebrity Track Day at the Croft Raceway on July 15. The event is the last of three sporting activities – including a clay shoot and a golf tournament – to be held this year as part of ‘The Prince’s Trust Challenge Trophy’, which last year raised a huge $500,000 to support disadvantaged youngsters in the North East of England.

“I was delighted to be invited to take part in what I think is going to be a fantastic track day,” said the ex-F1 driver. “Croft is a great British motor circuit, and is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. I’m really looking forward to what should be a thoroughly entertaining charity fundraiser with an edge.”

Celebrity-led teams will compete in a series of five timed challenges, while driving F1 style single seaters, Porsches, Ferraris and buggies.

“This is not just an action-packed opportunity to have fun and raise pulses – participants will also help to raise vital funds to change the lives of many disadvantaged youngsters who deserve a second chance,” said David Beavis, North East regional director for The Prince’s Trust.

The Prince’s Trust encourages young people to take responsibility for themselves – helping them build the life they choose rather than the one they’ve ended up with. It works with those who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law, and needs to raise around $2 million per week to operate.

More information about the Celebrity Track Day can be found at the Prince’s Trust website.

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