Expat businessman builds racetrack for special needs community

Expat sells off his fortunes to build a €17 million Formula One style racetrack for adults with special needs

LAST UPDATED: 28 Jul, 2015 @ 09:32
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Hutchings plans for a Formula One-like racetrack
Hutchings plans for a Formula One-like racetrack

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.

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