A Kingskettle carer is appealing for support as he gears up to take on 30 other drivers in a stock car rally to raise cash for a cause close to his heart.
George Chalmers (38) who won last year won an award for his commitment to caring for his elderly mum and dad, aims to raise at least £500 for Alzheimer Scotland when he competes in Lochgelly on June 29.
Now he’s hoping local businesses will sponsor his 1300 stock car and help boost the coffers.
George, a former pupil of Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, has devoted his life to cooking, cleaning and caring for his mum and dad, who suffers from Alzheimers and often spends long stints in hospital.
He has only raced once before but is determined to embrace the challenge – particularly for his dad, who introduced him to stock cars and recently suffered a bad fall in hospital.
His stock car is being provided on loan by Scott Naismith of Glasgow-based Naismith Racing, a motorsport team which was founded for the 2013 racing season.
George said: “My father was diagnosed with Alzheimers over two years ago but, thinking back, the signs were there long before that. It’s hard watching someone you look up to become a shadow of who they were.
“My dad got me into stock cars more than 30 years ago – when I was just seven – and I’ll always thank him for that.
“And thanks to Scott Naismith, I will be racing for Alzheimer Scotland and give something to them to help combat this horrible disease, or at least help others.
“Alzheimers is a horrible condition and it’s horrible watching someone close to you slowly losing their mind.”
For more information, or to donate, visit George’s Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/dod-chalmers or text ‘DODC51’, as well as the value of your donation, to 70070. Sponsors are invited to contact George directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.alzscot.org or freephone 0808 808 3000 for information about the charity.