Sponsorships & Social Responsibility
We LOVE To Give A Little Back...
Jack Dann Racing
Mantis Cars proudly sponsors Jack Dann Racing, an exceptional young British racing driver from Sudbury, Suffolk. Jack is 15 years old and lives with autism which can make everyday a challenge for him but, on a racetrack, Jack has extraordinary talent. His natural ability allows him to match his peers' who enjoy significant advantages in terms of budget, equipment, racing opportunities and track time. Jack's remarkable racing career started at just eight years old first stepping into a go-kart on his birthday. He was a natural and his talent immediately shone through! Returning 1 year on he experiences an outdoor track for the first time and boy did he impress breaking the course record on the same day! In 2013 he won a Corporate championship and the following year he progressed to his first full season as owner driver. 2016 he was Honda Cadet Champion & Junior TKM Club Champion the following year. The BMR academy invited Jack to join and race junior X30 until now where he has stepped up into the seniors racing with team RSR as one of the youngest on the grid! What an inspiring story!!
Cam Kids Charity - Cambodia
Cam Kids are a superb charity that we know very well having funded a school class of 35 students for a year in 2016. The charity was first established to help children in Cambodia who are either poor or whose parents are not there for them: orphans, street children, children living in poor rural areas and children affected by natural disasters, such as flood or famine. What is excellent about this charity is every penny donated remains in Cambodian and goes directly to the cause.
The Chbar Chros village in the Kampong Speu province are one community Cam Kids are supporting where they have run a number of projects including building a school, implementing solar power, water wells and providing a much needed dental and medical team. The fee for education at this school in this local farming community is simply cow dung to fuel the biogas kitchens which we think is pretty cool.
So how are we trying to help? As a first step, Cam Kids built the CCC School in Chbar chros village first for early primary years but now it goes all the way to grade 6 and we funded one of these classes. As there is no secondary school in the village and with the closest school being a 30-minute bike ride, there is a need for bicycles to get these students to school. So we had the great idea to run our "on your bike" campaign where we bought a new set of wheels for a child every time we sold a vehicle in our dealership for a whole month. Following that, we ran a number of other campaigns to help provide this community with the basic things that we take for granted every day such as helping to provide school uniforms.
West Bergholt FC - Main Sponsor
Mantis Cars are proud to announce we are official sponsors of local team West Bergholt FC in who play in the Essex & Suffolk Border League. Our logo is been branded on the football kits for their 1st team as well as the reserve team and featured on their tracksuits. We are excited to partner up with this local team and wish West Bergholt FC every bit of luck for the season.
Heathlands Firework Display - Main Sponsor
The Firework display is a huge occasion for the local community just a stone's throw from our dealership in West Bergholt. Last year we were asked to be main sponsors to support the event and help generate awareness which attracted more than 4,000 visitors. The event was a great success with everyone who attended enjoying the fireworks, food, band and other entertainment.
We have a busy calendar particularly during the summer but as a business, we do our best to make space in our schedule to support a number of other local events from car shows to village fetes. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or blog to stay up to date with where we are defending.