Toyota's Timo Glock has helped raise over 9,000 Euros for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), benefiting hungry children around the world.
Glock donated his unique German Grand Prix helmet to an online charity auction to raise funds for the WFP's 'Fill the Cup' campaign.
The helmet, which shows Glock driving past cheering Toyota fans, was designed by seven-year-old Tom Luca Hoffmann, the winner of a Panasonic 'Kids School' design competition.
Bidding for this unique piece of sporting memorabilia ended on Sunday night, with the winning bid standing at an impressive 4,117 Euros, which will be donated to the WFP.
In addition, Glock and his personal sponsor Deutsche Post have added a further 5,000 Euros donation, ensuring a grand total of 9,117 Euros will go towards feeding hungry school children around the world.
"I am really pleased to have been able to help raise money for such a good cause," said Glock. "The work done by the World Food Programme's 'Fill the Cup' campaign is extremely important and I wholeheartedly support it."
Even though the online auction has ended, donations of any size can be made to the WFP via www.wfp.org
, with just 20 cents enough to give a hungry child a cup of nutritious porridge.
"We need as many people as possible to know they can contribute to find a solution to hunger," Glock added.
Glock announced the online auction at the Nürburgring during the German Grand Prix weekend, appearing before the Felix Sturm v Khoren Gevor world championship bout to explain the details.
Felix Sturm, who won that match, was inspired to support the project and a pair of his signed gloves will also be auctioned in aid of the WFP, with details to be announced shortly on www.wfp.org