On Sunday 29th December, Brecon rally driver Craig Jones of CMJ Motorsport, along with wife Kristina, will take part in the Christmas Stages Rally at the Pembrey Circuit South Wales. The couple who are fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Donation Wales are doing so in memory of close friend Dave Morris who suffered from the condition all of his life. Dave passed away early this year after receiving two healthy lungs donated through the Organ Donation scheme. Sadly after five great years of living life to the full, his body rejected the organs, and he lost his fight for life.
Craig whose passion is rally driving asked his wife, Kristina, who runs 'Teeny Tots' Nursery in Brecon to act as co-driver on the Christmas Stages Rally in the fundraising drive, amazingly she said yes! Kristina, who has never competed before, is understandably anxious but hopes to raise lots of money through sponsorship for the two causes and to celebrate the life of a well-loved friend.
Craig, a seasoned rally professional, is proud of his wife for taking on the challenge, but that doesn't mean he isnt 'in it to win it,' and to add to the pressure the pair and their car a Mitsubishi Evo has recently been seeded Car 4! The car which is sponsored by many local businesses is set to give the rest of the grid a competitive drive, Kristina will need all her wits about her as she navigates her husband around the course.
So far, the couple has managed to raise more than £1,400 but would love to smash their £2,000 target. All donations will be split equally between the two causes. Craig has also been kindly sponsored by the Brecon Motor Club, where he is a member, they have generously pledged £500 for each purpose.
Craig and Kristina would love some local support on the day, and you can find out more details or the race and how to attend from https://pembreycircuit.co.uk/events. The couple who have two young children take on this epic challenge this Christmas and are determined to smash their target, and you can give them a helping hand through their donation page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/davismorrisorgan?utm_term=DExbkb3Vv
We wish them both a safe drive! No doubt, it will be the ride of Kristina's life!
If you want to see what Kristina is in for, you can watch some of Craig's rally antics on the attached clip! Hold on to your seat!
In memory of Dave Morris ...
Craig and Kristina Jones take on the Christmas Stages Rall at Pembrey Circuit on December 29th
Photography kindly sponsored by Ann of www.annseymour.co.uk More stories