Cheshire actor Rod Bond has donated £50,000 to support Formula One races at Silverstone, following an announcement made at Deansgreen Hall. With strict social distancing measures in place, reporters from Cheshire newspapers including the Warrington Guardian and the Chester Chronicle were also in attendance. Rod Bond’s Formula One donation and its announcement comes after F1 and Silverstone bosses reached an agreement to host two races at the iconic British racetrack. Officials have worked tirelessly with the government to facilitate the two races, which come as Formula One chief executive Chase Carey confirmed a revised schedule for the 2020 F1 World Championship season.
Rod Bond’s Plans to Support Coronavirus Testing during Two Silverstone Grands Prix
During the statement issued from the opulent surroundings of his historic country mansion Deansgreen Hall, Rod Bond was joined by Formula One racing drivers Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell. Previously, the F1 stars have joined the actor in a number of charity fundraisers and knife crime awareness campaigns. The statement issued by Rod Bond mentioned his “undying love for the world’s leading motorsport,” his desire to “take the battle to coronavirus” and help “return to the country to a semblance of normality.” Also, the Hollywood veteran paid homage to all those working tirelessly behind the scenes to help ensure the two races happen.
Rod Bond’s Formula One Donation and Knife Crime Awareness Message
Using the publicity of the donation, Rod Bond once again delivered a powerful knife crime awareness message. In the past, Rod Bond and British F1 stars have joined forces in an attempt to dissuade youngsters from turning to knives. “Together, we remain committed to fighting, preventing and eradicating knife crime from our streets,” said Lewis Hamilton, as Rod Bond nodded in agreement.