Williams and its official charity partner, the Spinal Injuries Association, have announced that Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal and Commercial Director of Williams, is to become the charity’s Vice President.
The charity has been close to the hearts of the Williams team after the Spinal Injuries Association provided support to Claire’s father and the Founder and Team Principal of Williams, Sir Frank Williams, after he became spinal cord injured in a car accident in 1986.
Since then, the team have helped to raise funds and awareness of the charity and its work through various fundraising initiatives. In 2015, Williams took the step of naming the Spinal Injuries Association as its official charity partner.
In her role as Vice President, Claire will be an advocate for the spinal cord injured community and assist the Spinal Injuries Association with their work in keeping their needs at the forefront of public affairs.
Claire’s first official duties as Vice President will take place in March 2016, at a reception the charity is holding in the House of Commons.
Speaking about her role as Vice President Claire Williams said:
"I’m delighted to be taking on this role and to help champion a cause that is very close to me, my family and the team.
"I have become increasingly involved with the Spinal Injuries Association over the past two years and have had the opportunity to witness first-hand the amazing job they do.
"Hopefully I can use my position and the profile of Formula One to help further their work."