Funds will go to new project in Guatemala
LONDON, UK (6 July 2015) – Formula E is pleased to announce the culmination of its successful philanthropic partnership this first season with total funds raised by all gala charity auctions at each race around the world of over $ 1 million (USD). This total will be given to charity partners ONE DROPTM and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
The entirety of the money raised will be dedicated to a new safe water access project in Guatemala funded by both organisations. This project is set to help approximately 37,000 individuals achieve sustainable safe water access for both drinking and production, accelerating the economic development and quality of life of entire communities.
One year ago, Formula E entered into a partnership with ONE DROP and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation whereby the organisations became the official charities of the league. All three are strongly aligned in their dedication to sustainable solutions to the world’s issues, be it safe water or clean air, and have committed to action to that end.
Alejandro Agag-CEO of Formula E: “We are very proud to have One Drop and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation as our Official and International Foundation Partners! There is a real consistency in our common wishes to promote sustainability to improve living conditions for people and the planet. Indeed we share the same concerns regarding air and water quality which are the global most pressing issues. Thanks to the generosity of the bidders at the auction held at our Gala Dinners we are proud to know that we will be helping people in Guatemala.”
Both ONE DROP and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation share the same appreciation: “We cannot emphasize enough how important these partnerships are to the work that we do. Formula E’s commitment to sustainability and support for us all throughout the season has been notable. We are absolutely thrilled to have been able to raise such significant funding and to be able to put it immediately to use in a concrete and sustainable way.”
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About FIA Formula E Championship
Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. Commencing in September 2014, the Championship will compete in the heart of 10 of the world's leading cities - including London, Beijing and Los Angeles - racing around their iconic landmarks. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans. Operating as an 'open championship', the series gives car manufacturers and constructors the opportunity to showcase their electrical energy innovations in a racing environment, designing cars to the technical specifications set out by the FIA.
About ONE DROP
ONE DROP is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as giving communities the ability to care for themselves and their families. Sustainably.
About the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to set up his Foundation in order to address the alarming threats hanging over our planet’s environment. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation works for the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development. The Foundation supports projects in three main geographical regions: the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions and the Least Developed Countries. The Foundation’s efforts focus on three main sectors: Climate change and renewable energies, biodiversity, and integrated and sustainable water management together with the fight against desertification.
To find out more: www.fpa2.com / www.facebook.com/FondationPrinceAlbertIIdeMonaco
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