| Sidecar Champ Raises £3,000
|A fundraising night organised by nine-times TT sidecar
champion Dave Saville raised more than £3,000.
Dave, left quadriplegic after a crash in the Manx
Grand Prix eight years ago, has been planning an event
to give something back to the Island and the racing
scene for six years.
Sulby Glen Hotel landlady Rosie Sayle offered Dave the
use of the pub for the event and on Saturday his plan
came to a hugely successful conclusion.
The evening raised a total of £3,053.84 but money is
still coming in. The cash, which will be donated to
the MGP rescue helicopter fund, was raised through an
auction and raffle.
The most successful auction item was a late entry, the
shirt off TT star Robert Dunlop's back.
Robert attended the event with many other racers to
support Dave and got into the spirit by offering his
shirt for sale. It raised £300.
About 300 people turned up to support Dave. Rosie said
the evening had been tremendous.
She added the event might not have happened without
the assistance of Tourism and Leisure Minister David
Cretney and she paid tribute to the businesses on and
off-Island which gave their support.