Paint It Orange

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Uncategorized
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When last we spoke, we touched upon the idea that life is to be lived and enjoyed, since it can come to an end at any time.  Much as I wish it didn’t, that idea leads us into this little post.

I wish it didn’t because as well as being England’s only world rally champion and a magnificent driver, Richard Burns was a thoroughly nice man.  Survivor of countless runs through the dark, foggy forests of Kielder, the Kenyan desert and the Australian outback, Burns lost his life in November 2005 as the result of a brain tumour.  Unfairness, huge unfairness, of a kind Richard couldn’t possibly have influenced.

The Richard Burns Foundation works to provide support to those similarly struck down by serious or terminal illness, as well as working with the Brain & Spine Foundation to improve the amount and standard of neurological care available across the United Kingdom.  To illustrate why this is a cause worthy of our full support, Richard’s family and friends have produced a short video showing who he was and how his illness came to affect him:

To find out more about the Richard Burns Foundation, please don’t hesitate to visit their website.  Along with more on how the foundation came to exist and exactly what they do, you’ll see pictures of some familiar faces signing orange t-shirts produced to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Burnsie’s 2001 world title triumph.  If you’d like to show your support, you can place an order for your own Paint It Orange shirt here.

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