Larne Motor Club member wins Motorsport UK Community Supporter of the Year
Larne Motor Club member Jonathan Millar has been a pillar for the Northern Ireland motorsport community throughout the 2020 season. The year began with Jonathan organising a Production Car Autotest, which raised £3,500 for the Snowdrop room in the Royal Victoria Hospital – a homely space for parents coming to terms with the loss of their stillborn children.
The pandemic then struck, but that didn’t stop Jonathan continuing the good work, as the Northern Irishman organised weekly online quizzes to bring the motorsport community together during the isolated period. When restrictions eased, Millar then put together a socially distanced car treasure hunt, for all the family to enjoy, which helped raise £750 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Jonathan Millar said, “It's nice to win the award. It's great to use motorsport to bring support to people in need, whether it's a fun quiz every Monday during lockdown or socially distanced events, but I couldn't do it without the support of my family and friends. Larne Motor Club is close and strong group and it’s great to be a small cog in the machine".
The past 12 months have included some of the most challenging and demanding in the sport’s history, and to acknowledge this, two further awards have been created to honour the incredible efforts of the UK motorsport volunteer community.
Rallycross organiser Jordine Crooks has been named the 2020 Volunteer of the Year, while the Club of the Year this year goes to the Bugatti Owners Club. In the two new categories, the Harold Palin Memorial Stage Rally team will receive the Organising Team of the Year, with Jonathan scooping the Community Supporter of the Year.