McLaren Automotive announce charity partnership with PLAN International. Rose Caldwell (PLAN International) photographed with Mandeep Dhat, Amanda McLaren and Mike Flewitt at McLaren Technology Center with a McLaren Artura hybrid supercar.
Luxury British supercar maker McLaren Automotive and children’s charity Plan International announce today their global charity partnership.
Plan International and McLaren Automotive together pledge to support, empower, and inspire the next generation to reach their full potential.
The new partnership brings together McLaren Automotive’s long-standing commitment to inspire and encourage young people to take up careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with Plan International’s track record of challenging gender stereotypes to support girls globally to stay in school and open opportunities to pursue fulfilling careers.
For more than eight decades, Plan International has been working with children globally, making sure they have access to the education, health care, clean water and future opportunities they need to thrive.
The charity now works in 75 countries around the world to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.
Supercar company McLaren Automotive was founded a decade ago and now operates in over 40 territories around the world. To support the development of some of the most innovative cars in the world and key new technologies, McLaren is committed to developing and inspiring the next generation of engineers, scientists and designers by deploying its network of McLaren STEM ambassadors to talk to children – and parents alike – around the world to enhance the perception of education and careers in the automotive industry.
As part of its broader sustainability objectives, McLaren Automotive works with the likes of the BBC and LEGO, as well as schools, universities and colleges, to promote STEM and careers, promote powerful male and female role models for children and to empower parents and guardians to have positive education conversations.
“I am delighted that McLaren Automotive will be supporting Plan International’s work and I would like to welcome them and their dedicated teams around the world as our global charity partner.
“We chose Plan International because we both share a deep passion for improving children’s access to education around the world, with Plan International able to contribute its considerable expertise and skills to McLaren’s own long-standing drive to furthering young people’s educational choices and standards.
“Welcoming Plan International is a proud moment for all of us at McLaren Automotive and we are thrilled to get going on our partnership. Look out for exciting news of what we have planned in the coming months.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive
“The partnership with McLaren Automotive is an exciting opportunity to inspire and unlock long-term change for children, especially girls.
“The automotive industry has traditionally been male dominated and we are inspired by McLaren’s commitment to addressing this. We are looking forward to working together to raise awareness and to challenge gender stereotypes and support girls’ participation in STEM subjects and in education – the most powerful tool to unlocking every child’s potential.”
Rose Caldwell, CEO of Plan International UK
As part of the partnership, the Plan International logo will feature alongside McLaren’s other Partners at key events around the world and on the company’s digital and social channels.
Fans, customers and employees alike will have the chance to help raise awareness and money for the work that Plan International undertakes and to help drive positive change.
For more information about the partnership and Plan International’s work visit https://cars.mclaren.com/en/about/partners.
About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.
Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.
Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.
The company’s product portfolio of GT, supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world.
McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.
Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car – the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™. In 2016, it announced a new hybrid hyper-GT and confirmed in 2018 that the next Ultimate car would be the Speedtail.
2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider, the new GT and the track-only McLaren Senna GTR. It also unveiled the 620R and McLaren Elva before launching the 765LT the following year.
Most recently, the company unveiled its all-new high-performance hybrid supercar, the McLaren Artura.
The Artura is the first McLaren to benefit from the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). The MCLA is designed, developed and manufactured at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region of England using world-first processes and will spearhead the brand’s electrified future.
McLaren Automotive also chooses to partner with like-minded, world-leading companies and organisations who push the boundaries in their respective fields. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Gulf, Pirelli, Richard Mille, Plan International and Tumi.
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.
Plan International is a global children’s charity. We work to give every child the same chance in life.
In every child there’s a spark of imagination, curiosity, and ambition. But not every child is born with the same opportunities.
When you face poverty or violence the odds are stacked against you. When you’re a girl it’s even harder to be safe, in school and in charge of your body.
All children deserve an education, health care and clean water. All children deserve the chance to thrive.
We’re fighting so every child, especially every girl, knows their value. We’re fighting so the communities they’re growing up in – and the world around them – value them too.
And if disaster strikes, we’re there to protect children, keep them learning and help them recover.