Alisha Palmowski

Alisha's Race Circuit Running Challenge & Skydive for Support Dogs

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We train specialist assistance dogs to improve life for people with disability

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FUND RAISING FOR SUPPORT DOGS:                                                                                               

During 2022, as a young sporting ambassador for Support Dogs, I completed the below outlined activities (alongside other events) to help raise much needed funds for this extremely worthy charity with all proceeds going directly to them. 


Race Circuit Running Challenge:                                                                                

Prior to the start of each of the nine 2022 Ginetta Junior Race meeting weekends (a support series to the TOCA British Touring Car Championship - BTCC), I ran each of the circuits as follows:


  • DONINGTON PARK CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 1.979 miles
  • Date: Friday 22nd April
  • *** COMPLETED AS PLANNED ON 22ND APRIL ***


  • BRANDS HATCH INDY CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 1.208 miles (x 2 laps)
  • Date: Friday 13th May
  • *** COMPLETED AS PLANNED ON 13TH MAY ***


  • THRUXTION CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 2.400 miles
  • Date: Friday 27th May
  • *** COMPLETED AS PLANNED ON 27TH MAY ***


  • CROFT CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 2.120 miles
  • Date: Friday 24th June
  • *** POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT ROUND @ KNOCKHILL  ***


  • KNOCKHILL CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 1.300 miles (x 2 laps)
  • Date: W/C 25th July
  • *** COMPLETED AS PLANNED ON 31st JULY (2 laps) ***


  • SNETTERTON 300 CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 3.000 miles
  • Date: Friday 12th August
  • *** POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT ROUND @ THRUXTON ***


  • THRUXTION CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 2.400 miles
  • Date: Friday 26th August
  • *** COMPLETED AS PLANNED ON  28th AUGUST (2 laps) ***


  • SILVERSTONE NATIONAL CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 1.600 miles (x 2 laps)
  • Date: Friday 23rd September
  • *** COMPLETED AS PLANNED ON 22nd SEPTEMBER (1 lap) ***



  • BRANDS HATCH GP CIRCUIT:
  • Length = 2.433 miles
  • Date: Friday 7th October
  • *** COMPLETED AS PLANNED ON  6th OCTOBER (1 lap) ***


This totalled over 22.5 miles spread over the season.


2023 Charity Karting Event - Brentwood Karting:                                                                       

Date: Wednesday 8th February 2023                                    

*** NEXT PLANNED CHALLENGE ***                                                                                                  

For this I will be partnering up with legendary ITV commentator, Richard John Neil, to host this Charity Karting Event which will be a 2 hour endurance race with approx. 18 teams of between 3-5 drivers. All proceeds will be split 50:50 with Support Dogs and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (the chosen Charity of Richard John Neil)..

I will be competing in an all female team (team MEDAL) with the following drivers:                                          

Macie Hitter                                                                      

Ella Lloyd                                                                   

Daniella Sutton                                                            

Alisha Palmowski                                                        

Liona Theobald


2023 Skydive:      

*** Date TBC in 2023 ***                                                                                                    

As a BIG finale I will also be taking part in a Skydive for Support Dogs.       

Full details including date and time are to follow as these are still to be formalised.

I am extremely grateful to everyone that donates knowing that I have been able to actively play a small part in helping Support Dogs raise much needed funds. 


ABOUT ME:                                                                                                 

My name is Alisha Palmowski and I am a 16 year old female racing driver. I previously competed for 6 years in various karting series on a national basis and experienced success during that time. In November 2021 I won the prestigious Ginetta Junior Scholarship meaning I competed in the 2022 Ginetta Junior Championship which was a support series to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).  For 2023 I will be continuing in the Ginetta Junior Championship that now moves over to the SRO British GT paddock, as a support series for the first time and will be contested over 8 race weekend, with 2 of these being Ginetta only festivals. .                                                                              

As part of my motorsport journey I became an ambassador for Chequered Flag Motorsport (www.chequeredflagmotorsport.com) in 2021 who raise funds for various charities by hosting motorsport themed events. As a natural progression I was delighted to be aligned with the Support Dogs charity (www.supportdogs.org.uk)  and am now a young sporting ambassador for them also. This is a great natural fit as I am a huge dog lover and have my own pet Shih Tzu dog, Pip. 

I am proud to be incorporating the Support Dogs logo on my Ginetta junior race car and race suit again during the 2023 season.

To learn more about me please visit the following:

  • Website:        
  • www.alishapalmowski.com
  • Instagram:    
  • www.instagram.com/ap__racing
  • Facebook:     
  • www.facebook.com/AlishaPalmowskiRacing
  • Twitter:          
  • www.twitter.com/alishapalmowski
  • LinkedIn:       
  • www.linkedin.com/in/alisha-palmowski-398a65202


MORE ABOUT SUPPORT DOGS:                                                           

For those that may not be aware, Support Dogs are a national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

Support Dogs specialise in three specific programmes:

  • Autism assistance dogs for children with autism. The dogs are trained to provide safety for the child and reduce stress in social environments.
  • Seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy. The dogs are trained to provide a 100% reliable, up to 50 minute warning prior to the onset of an epileptic seizure. This enables the client to find safety and be in control over their seizure, allowing them a much more independent life.
  • Disability assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities. The client's own pet dog is trained to perform tasks which are specifically tailored to their individual needs, providing them with greater independence and safety.

Established in 1992, Support Dogs works across England, Scotland and Wales and provides all it's services entirely free of charge to those in need of them.  However the charity relies solely on voluntary donations and receives no government funding.

Support Dogs are proud that 1 in 4 of the dogs they train come to them from rescue centres or as unwanted pets.


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Support Dogs Ltd

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Support Dogs is a national charity dedicated to increasing independence and improving the quality of life for children and adults affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disability. We train specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

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