A CARING expat is investing his life-savings into a racetrack for young adults with special needs.
Tenerife-based British businessman Derrick Hutchings sold his entire shareholding in energy company Canarias S.L. in order to fund a €17 million Formula One style racetrack.
Hutchings, from Bristol, plans to build a four kilometre track as part of his new project aimed at helping young adults with special needs.
Inspired by his 18-year-old autistic son Harry, Hutchings has been a strong advocate for autism education.
In 2006, Hutchings donated €43,000 to a special school kitchen in Bristol for autistic children, and in 2013 launched a venture to create a hotel in Tenerife that employs and mentors young adults with learning disabilities.
Hutchings is searching collaborators in the leisure industry in both Tenerife and Bristol to support his project.