Formula 1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo drops in for a surprise visit.

Formula 1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo drops in for a surprise visit.

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation ambassadors get a surprise visit from the global superstar ahead of the 2024 Perth Driven Project charity event.

Australian Formula 1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo made a special appearance in his home city of Perth, popping into Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) for a surprise visit with kids at the hospital.

PCHF child ambassadors 9-year-old Brooke and 7-year-old Nate joined Ricciardo to inspect some of the supercars earmarked to take part in the Perth Driven Project event in February.

The Driven Project is a global charity that brings ‘supercar therapy’ to sick kids battling critical illnesses, providing them with an adrenaline-filled escape from reality that can help them stay strong through their health battles and create memories they can cherish forever.

“Being home is always really nice, especially at this time of the year around Christmas. It was great to get the chance to come to PCHF with the Driven Project to spend some time with the kids. The Driven Project is a great initiative and cars are a big part of my life, they brought me a lot of joy as a kid, and it was great to see the smiles on the kids' faces today.”

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Carrick Robinson said: “Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is proud to be working with a team of generous individuals and organisations to help bring this year’s Driven Project event to life for Perth’s sick kids. Initiatives like The Driven Project provide an opportunity for kids to escape reality and create once-in-a-lifetime memories.”

Partnering with PCHF and Laurence Escalante’s family office Lance East Office (LEO), the Driven Project held its first event outside North America in Perth in 2023, giving several PCHF ambassadors the opportunity to co-pilot a convoy of supercars around Perth, followed by a spin on the sprint track at Driver Risk Management — a unique, purpose-built driver training facility.

The 2024 Perth Driven Project event is set to take place in February with 12 PCHF ambassadors receiving the opportunity to co-pilot the fleet of Bugattis, Lamborghinis, McLarens and Ferraris, generously provided by The LEE Collection, Mr Escalante’s private supercar collection managed by LEO.

In addition to the support of PCHF and The LEE Collection, the Driven Project’s Perth event is a combined effort organised in collaboration with Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Driver Risk Management, and the WA Police Force.

Help us to provide more incredible experiences like the Driven Project for WA’s sick kids.

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