September 24, 2020
Fergus, who has regularly competed in Championships at Herefordshire Raceway karting circuit, was accepted in 2019 into the exceptional Young Racing Drivers Academy based at Arden Motorsport in Banbury. The Academy launched in 2013 by TBOS (The Business of Sport), work to develop young talent up the hugely competitive motorsport ladder. Fergus is currently working with the YRDA on their F4 simulator, whilst also competing later this year in The British Schools Karting Championship, British Indoor Karting Championship, Club 100 Young Drivers Championship and Herefordshire Raceway Adult Championship.
The Little Princess Trust was established in 2006 and its goal is to provide real hair wigs to children and young people who are suffering with hair loss due to cancer treatments and other conditions. At such a young age it can affect confidence when one of the many symptoms of this horrible disease kicks in. Although the charity cannot cure cancer, they can at least help a young sufferer feel comfortable of their own appearance during it.
The charity has done fantastic work for almost 15 years with thousands donating both hair and money to help both children and young adults up to the age of 24. In total The Little Princess Trust have provided over 10000 wigs and have given paediatric research grants of over £7 million pounds and their fantastic work was recognised in 2012 when they received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2012.
It is fitting that Fergus will run the logo on his crash helmet for the foreseeable future. Like the 10000 people who have had wigs given to them, Fergus will run the logo with pride and doing that will no doubt give him even more confidence going into the remainder of the season.
Fergus Edwards: "The Little Princess Trust means a lot to me, providing valuable help to young people who lose their hair through cancer, they help them get their confidence back through providing real hair wigs. They also fund essential research into Childhood cancers. I wanted to raise awareness about what they do in the motorsport arena carrying their logo!”
Phil Brace CEO The Little Princess Trust: “We are absolutely delighted with Ferg carrying our name on his helmet. Fergus is a very talented young man, and its inspirational to see that whilst doing something he loves (And is clearly very skilled at!) he still demonstrates great humility to want to do good for others. The Little Princess Trust provide wigs for all genders and we continue to fund research to find less toxic and outcome orientated treatments for childhood cancer. We rely on profile, and Ferg will give us just that in a new environment for us.”