Warning: This will be a bit of a personal post.
If you’ve been following us for a while, you would have noticed that just about every other month we are helping out a charity. We are either offering a drive package, or – as is the case of the Dignity Drive in April – we asked the community to donate and we used the Ferrari to make the collections.
We feel that it’s such an important requirement of a company to find ways to give back to the community.
Dom & I have always tried to personally give to charities. We give blood. We bought chocolates. We attended charity events.
But it wasn’t until 2011, well before the idea of Fuga Veloce was even conceived, that the real need for charity hit home. I was pregnant with our 2nd child and at our 20-week scan discovered something wasn’t right. From that point onwards, our lives changed. Many, many scans, MRI’s, doctor’s appointments and hospital visits ensued. An entirely new world had opened up for us that we had very little knowledge or skill in how to navigate.
Dom & I have spent countless hours and nights at the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick with our daughter. We realised how very lucky we have been and recognised that there are so many people out there doing it much harder than us. Having to depend on the help of our family and friends really reinforced in us the will to give back. And in 2017, when the concept of Fuga Veloce was born, our very first thoughts were the ways we could use this product to give back.
Before we had even officially launched in August 2017, I was already contacting Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation organising for our Ferrari to be included in their auction to raise money at the Amber Affair. And since then, the giving hasn’t stopped.
And it won’t.
We are so blessed and honoured to have a product that people desire and we are more than happy to use this product to help other people in the community. So far we’ve focused on sick kids, homeless women, cancer research and mental health in young people.
We are a Ferrari hire company that wears our heart on our sleeve. When you hear about our latest drive to help a charity, I would ask that you take a moment to think about who we’re trying to help, and realise that one day that person could be you.