AWAKENING, England, October 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Vantage Markets is proud to announce the official launch of the Vantage Foundation at the McLaren Technology Centre, bringing together the worlds of motorsport and advocacy on a global scale.
The Foundation’s core mission is to raise awareness and advocate for invisible challenges globally. These often invisible challenges, including depression, anxiety, and loneliness, play a role in immobility and social struggles.
The non-profit organization was founded with funds raised from the auction of used Extreme E bodies and driver suits donated by the NEOM McLaren Extreme E team.
“Loneliness is another societal challenge that is often overlooked, underappreciated and unrecognized. The irony that we are facing an epidemic of loneliness in an age of connectivity speaks to the urgency of tackling this threat for mental and physical health. said Steven Xieexecutive director of the Vantage Foundation.
One of the Vantage Foundation’s main partners is UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. On World Refugee Day, Vantage Foundation and UNHCR collaborated to raise awareness about the struggles refugees face every day, including the denial of basic rights.
Lydia PiddockDirector of UK Strategy and Growth for UNHCR, explains: “For refugees, finding safety is only the beginning. Unfortunately, many are denied their basic rights. Through our partnership with the Vantage Foundation, we will connect people to the refugee experience, encouraging us to move beyond stereotypes and learn more about the refugee cause. UNHCR works in 135 countries to protect their rights, and we invite organizations like the Vantage Foundation to help us spread our message.
As part of another initiative planned for the upcoming holiday season, volunteers will distribute Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in six countries around the world: Singapore, Malaysia, India, United Kingdom, Brazil And Nigeria.
Ian JamesManaging Director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing, explains: “Our partnership with Vantage Markets in Extreme E helps raise awareness of the impact of climate change through sustainable racing. We are proud to play a role in launching the Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness of other important challenges globally.
About the Vantage Foundation
The Vantage Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to raising awareness of invisible disadvantage. For more information, please visit www.vantage.fondation
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