11-year-old brain cancer patient Jude Upton has launched an inspirational fundraising campaign by putting a signed Aston Martin race suit up for auction.
The Formula 1 memorabilia, signed by current Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll, is up for grabs online, raising money for Brain Tumour Research.
“An Aston Martin Formula One 2022 race suit signed by none other than Lance Stroll! As one of the most exciting young talents in the sport, Lance Stroll has already made a name for himself as a skilled and fearless driver on the track,” the listing states.
“This high-quality race suit is the same style worn by the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team during the 2022 season, and features authentic team branding and sponsor logos. Made from lightweight and breathable materials, this suit is designed to keep drivers cool and comfortable even in the most intense racing conditions.”
With 27 days remaining in the auction, the current highest bid for the item, perfect for a fan or collector, is £1000.
The youngster was inspired to raise money for the charity having been diagnosed with grade 4 medulloblastoma after suffering a spate of symptoms.
Currently undergoing chemotherapy, the 11-year-old is next due for a scan in June, with the family optimistic his condition is improving.
The auction is the latest fundraising effort by the family which has already raised more than £4,450, the majority of it at an Aston Martin quiz night at the Silverstone Recreation Centre, where a raffle gave fans a chance to get team merchandise and replica cars.
Upton’s father Danny and partner Bobbie Dunne, an employee of Aston Martin F1, will be doing the Yorkshire Three peaks challenge next month, hiking 24.5 miles in 12 hours or less.