Support in Mind Scotland are delighted to announce we will be collaborating in an exciting new partnership with motor racing team Racing Awareness Scotland in 2020.

Racing Awareness Scotland have a huge presence at local circuit Knockhill in Fife and the team also compete in various motorsport events throughout the UK.#

Alex Milne, the driving force behind Racing Awareness Scotland, explained: "I started in motorsport at Knockhill with my late wife Sheila in 2012. I eventually moved on to SLS (Super Lap Scotland) and the Citroen C1 24 hr Endurance race at Silverstone last year. 

"My wife contracted Dementia in 2015 and died last year. I was her carer. My passion for campaigning was born out of that and motorsport is a passion but gives me a great platform for the charities we support.

"We use media exposure that motorsport brings to benefit our causes which allows them to expand their audience and  to raise awareness of our chosen charities:

  • Race Against Dementia, which is Sir Jackie Stewart’s charity to find a cure
  • Alzheimer Scotland, deals with advocating for and supporting people affected
  • Support in Mind Scotland who provide an invaluable service for people affected by mental health issues."

Other key members of the Racing Awareness Scotland team include Fiona and Andrew Fahey, who are passionate supporters of mental health awareness, and who took part in our 100 Streets Challenge this year along with their friend and SiMS charity ambassador Jenny Hastings.

Colin Leslie, SiMS Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: "We are extremely grateful to Racing Awareness Scotland for choosing us as one of the charities they will champion throughout 2020 and we are really looking forward to working together and seeing our logo on their cars.

"Alex and his community-spirited team are motivated by their desire to support good causes, and they have an impressive ability to spread awareness of the help and support that we are able to offer people affected by mental illness."

You can learn more about Racing Awareness Scotland by visiting and liking their Facebook page HERE