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Motor academy for injured soldiers
A NEW academy is opening in Salisbury where specialist off-road rally cars will be built, modified and repaired by injured soldiers for their injured colleagues.
Project Mobility is a British charity that helps re-habilitate injured military personnel through skills training and motorsports. Soldiers who have suffered injury will be able to train at the academy on Castle Road as part of their rehabilitation programme and the vehicles they repair will be used in rallies. The academy will also be open to the public, offering servicing and vehicle repairs at market rates.
Dave Brogan of Project Mobility said: “The Academy is run with help from a dedicated team of volunteers and supporters, and will provide the perfect environment for injured personnel to acquire mechanical skills and qualifications.”
The charity is appealing for financial donations in order to help it get off the ground, as well as building and decorating materials such as red, white and blue paint, carpets and electrical supplies.
The charity aims to involve and inspire injured military personnel and the wider disabled community to enhance their confidence, independence and self-esteem. The academy is due to open at the end of November.
For more details call Mr Brogan on 07776 201011.