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Famous faces support Red Bull’s Wings for Life charity livery 06 Jun 2012

Red Bull's Faces for Charity initiative Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender shows his support for Red Bull's Faces for Charity initiative Former world champion Alain Prost shows his support for Red Bull's Faces for Charity initiative

Red Bull’s latest charitable initiative, which will see the team field an innovative livery at July’s British Grand Prix, is proving so popular that even celebrities and prominent members of the paddock are getting in on the act.

Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender, Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone, former world champions Alain Prost and Damon Hill, plus BBC presenting trio Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan have all lent their support to the project, which will see the bodywork of the RB8s covered with the faces of over 25,000 fans for one race only.

The initiative is to raise funds for spinal cord injury charity, Wings for Life. Red Bull ran a similar project back in 2007.

To take part, those interested simply have to upload a photo and donate 15 Euros to the foundation. Fans will then receive an official certificate from the team to confirm that their photo has been added to the collage and, once the process is complete, Red Bull will match every donation made. The closing date for entries is June 17.

“I hope as many people as possible take part in this awesome event,” said Red Bull driver Mark Webber. “Whoever you want to upload onto our cars - your mum, your dog - it doesn’t matter just upload a photo now and join us.”

Team mate Sebastian Vettel added: “This is a great way for fans to be able to join Mark, me and the team at the British Grand Prix and become part of history, while supporting a fantastic charity. So, go to facesforcharity.com now and join us at this year’s race.”

The Wings for Life foundation was set up in 2004 by former Austrian Motocross rider Heinz Kinigadner, whose 23 year-old son Hannes was crippled in a motocross accident in 2003, and Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz. The charity provides grants to research projects and clinical trials focused on accelerating progress towards a cure for spinal cord injury.

For more information and to participate, see www.facesforcharity.com.