Working in an effective team is something that every racing driver appreciates. Earlier this year, Havoline Brand Ambassador Freddie Hunt took time away from his racing schedule to take part in a driving experience of epic proportions to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Organised by Driven to Extremes, Freddie joined a team on a ten-day driving adventure around the rugged west coast of Scotland. The expedition then set sail to the Orkney and Shetland Isles – finishing at the UK’s most extreme northerly point, the remote headland of Saxa Vord on the island of Unst.

As part of the project, Havoline commissioned some breathtaking content to be published, used via social media to help drive awareness of the plight of veterans suffering with PTSD and promote Driven to Extremes.

Helping former and serving members from all branches of the British military, Driven to Extremes supports those who have been diagnosed with PTSD as a direct result of their active service in recent conflicts. Its programme helps rebuild confidence and increase self-esteem in those suffering this life-changing condition, challenging participants in team-based activities in dangerous, and remote locations.

Havoline has a long association with Driven to Extremes, having supported some of its larger projects over the years, and with Freddie working as part of the team he was able to better understand the challenges that those with PTSD have to confront as part of their everyday lives.

The veterans taking part can dramatically improve their chances of securing a job, often with one of the programme’s employment partners, a vital step in regaining their independence.

Driven to Extremes has a number of adventures planed over the next 12 months, including next year’s rally to Saxa Vord which allows 4×4 owners to take part – helping raise money for the projects and support ex-service personnel.

You can follow Driven to Extremes and its adventures via Facebook and the website, or can hear from another Havoline brand ambassador, triathlete Richard Murray.

This story was written by automotive PR specialists Torque Agency Group.