This weekend saw Jimmy Broadbent host his fourth Race for Mental Health, raising a total of £58,000 in aid of the Mind charity.
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Famous simracing YouTuber, Jimmy Broadbent has built a reputation for himself hosting some of the largest charity races anywhere in simracing. This weekend was no different as the Brit organised and took part in his fourth so-called Race for Mental Health.
Having already amassed a large sum in previous events, the simracing community came together to raise a whopping £58,000. In total then, the beloved shed dweller, now become a real-world racer, has raised over £200,000 in support of Mind. Not only is this a brilliant achievement for the community, it also helps out a very worthy cause.
Great to Watch and Compete in the Race for Mental Health
The 23-hour event took place at Zolder in iRacing this weekend pitting a wide variety of cars against each other. The multi-class field included the V8 Supercars, Kia Optima, Mazda MX-5 and newly released Toyota GR86.
Throughout the event, the typical tomfoolery expected from a Jimmy Broadbent event entertained those watching. Teams could buy safety cars, extra laps and penalties for rivals by donating to the Just Giving page. And anyone that donated entered a lucky draw to win one of countless prizes.
Among the companies that came forward and provided prizes were Heusinkveld, G-Shock, Moza and iRacing themselves. Although the prizes were given out at the end of the race, the donation page will remain open to donations for a few more days.
As well as giving out plenty of goodies at the end of the race, the immense total raised will have a lasting effect on Jimmy. Before the race, he promised to dye his hair blonde if the amount raised over the four races surpassed £200,000. Well, that definitely happened, so fans of the streamer will have to get used to seeing him differently for the next 12 months. In fact, he will be keeping the lighter shade of hair until the next Race for Mental Health.
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