Our life long goal is to own a track which will be self-sufficient with a Life Skills Centre.
The Life Skills Centre will be the heart of the dream, to help young children with Autism, ADHD and other similar conditions to learn valuable life skills to help them in life.
We want to help children learn about mechanics, IT and other interests in motorsports and that will give them a stepping stone to apprenticeships.
Having the life skills centre, we can work towards obtaining recognised qualifications and even some may work at the centre helping others.
We would offer drive time for children who are disabled where they can go out in a two seater kart and experience the drive. Action cameras will be onboard and we can download the video footage so they can take this away to show their friends and family.
Giving children enjoyment and helping them is something that they need and we can give them. The smiles will be worth every minute of everything AIM does and more.
Teaching children to drive karts even if they don’t have any disabilities will help bring both those with and without disabilities together and learn integration and that we are all equal throughout.
We would hold race events where everyone can take part so children can meet new friends, learn more and build social skills.
We need to build on our dream so we can help children dream bigger.
We plan to look at helping children with kart maintenance, set-ups and teaching them the basics to learn to drive. We will move this forward and offer more with learning to race and race craft.
We want to buy one or two karts that are modified to allow quick movement on the seats and pedals. This will allow us to make sure the driver is comfortable before driving. These karts will be used to give children a taster in a race kart rather than a corporate kart. These karts will have devices where we can shut the engine down should we need to and also to restrict the engine to allow the driver to become familiar and build confidence.
We would need to raise a lot of money for this project and with the cost of the kart/s and modifications would cost are £4-£6k. Unless a child is given the chance to try, no one will know if they will like it or what karting/motorsports could do for them. From our own experience, we know most children with disabilities love it and it doesn't have to be to race just plodding around a track is great.
From this project to another, to be able to move these karts we would need a van, we can build the van to accommodate the awnings, parts we sell and the karts. If a company can help us with this, they could either loan the van on long term loan or donate and the van will be sign written with all their logos.
We need companies to help us, We just don't have and struggle to obtain the finances to complete our dreams. If you can help, please contact us.
We will continue to help Low income families who have children with Autism, ADHD and other disabilities where we can with purchasing items they may need.