Nikon Teams Up With F1 For CharityEditor - 10th December 2014
Nikon has pledged its support of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital for the second year running
The Zoom charity auction invites Fumula 1 stars to take a photograph of ‘their world’. These signed photos will then be auctioned off, alongside nine Nikon COOLPIX S9700 cameras each signed by a legendary F1 driver.
The funds raised on the night, held at London’s Intercontinental Park Lane on Friday 16 January, will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager at Nikon UK, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Zoom initiative for another year. It’s a fantastic project that both raises money for an incredibly worthy charity and opens up the world of Formula 1 to fans through imagery, offering an exclusive perspective of the sport with behind the scenes images.”
Suzi Perry will return to host this year’s Zoom auction. As the face of the BBC’s Formula 1 coverage, Suzi is regularly pit side interviewing the biggest names in the sport and was recently praised for her work as ‘impossible to fault’. Suzi said: “I’m delighted to be back for a second year. This is an amazing event, an opportunity to buy one off pieces signed by racing heroes, whilst raising money for such a great cause.”
Christian Sylt, co-founder of Zoom, said: “Once again we would like to thank the teams and drivers, Bernie Ecclestone, the other participants and all our partners for their support. We are looking forward to building on the success of the two previous events to raise more money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity through the auction of these unique images and the cameras which Nikon has kindly donated.”