Race Against Dementia are proud to present “Memories”, with Sir Jackie Stewart

Posted on the 16th June 2020

Taking advantage of the free time that lockdown has given him, the quietest time in his life to date, Sir Jackie speaks candidly with Danny Hornigold about his earliest memories and the start of his racing career.

Released today, this is a pilot episode of what we hope will become an ongoing series, to be hosted on www.raceagainstdementia.com .  As Danny comments in this episode, ‘..memories are our connection to the past.  That’s why dementia is such a brutal and cruel disease’.

In this first episode Sir Jackie captures memories of his first drive as a 9-year-old boy in Scotland, his early days in motorsport, and his first Formula 3 race in Monaco 1964 where he had only enough money for a one-way ticket! In true Sir Jackie style, he would go onto win that race and be seated next to Prince Rainier and Princess Grace at the Grand Prix Gala that followed.

This is an amazing opportunity to hear Sir Jackie talk freely about his greatest experiences, his influences and of course his family.

Where will Sir Jackie’s musings take us next? Let us know if you’d like to hear more through our social media channels or by contacting us here.

Race Against Dementia CEO, Penny Moyle says, ‘ We hope these videos can help drive more traffic to our website, where people can also learn more about dementia and the great work that everyone at Race Against Dementia is doing to accelerate progress to beat dementia. We are grateful to Jonathan Knight, a RAD volunteer who has been the driving force behind this idea and bringing it to life.’

Don’t forget, you can join us in our race to beat dementia by making a donation.

Click here to view Episode 1 of Memories

Read more posts...