| Joey Dunlop Injured Riders
Fund ( Isle of Man )
April 2001 Newsletter
To all of those
who have given us their encouragement and support thus far, the Committee and
I, are pleased to advise that this is the second of many up-dates to keep you
informed of our future plans.
Having held our recent committee
meeting on Wednesday, 4th April 2001, I will now provide our kind supporters
with our up-date:-
As there are quite a few issues to cover, I
will start with a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who took part in our previous
fund raising event at the "Night at the Races". All who were present
were extremely helpful, especially the ladies who assisted Barbara and I with
the tickets for all the races involved.
A special thank you goes to Roy
Moore for organising the event, and also his helpers who were very professional
indeed. Also, not forgetting the Famous Commentators themselves, Geoff Cannell
and Peter Kneale who really did us proud - it was like listening to a full road
racing commentary on the radio
Because of all your kind donations and sponsorship, the fund
received a total of £658.70 - a good night's work.
of the committee I would also like to thank the sponsors of the "Night at
the Races" and these are as follows:-
- Investasure Financial
- All those who took part in
the "Great Local Challenge" and raised money for the auctioning of the
Not forgetting, Douglas
Golf Club for letting us hire the room for the evening and the assistance of
their kind staff.
Now we move on to other
I am sure you are all well aware of the
Foot and Mouth epidemic and how it could really affect the T.T festival and
other road races. However, just in case we are very lucky and the Island
actually holds the T.T, I am going to list a few of the Special edition Joey
Dunlop items that will be on sale for you to purchase in the next month or so,
subject to the T.T of course;
- Special edition Joey Dunlop
T. Shirts and Badges
There are also Special
Edition stamps / Joey King of the Mountain Deluxe Folders available for
purchase. The cost of the folders are £20.00 with £2.50 from the
sale of each folder being allocated to our fund.
Our Thanks goes to
Dot Tilbury and also the local Post Office for their kind help and
Don't forget the brick cards which are available now for
you to purchase; the card is about A4 size and individuals can sign one brick
for £1.00. Alternatively, a Corporate Brick Card may be purchased
for £50.00 to cover the whole card.
We are hoping to sell the
above items during the T.T Mad Sunday Lap of Honour, as it is hoped that there
will be 125 helpers placed around the T.T course. (This is subject to the lap
of honour going ahead).
There will also be stalls placed behind the
Grandstand at the Hailwood Centre and other areas of the T.T to enable you to
purchase all the Special Edition wares, and to also enable you to make any
donations to the fund. Don't forget, with the Lift Hoist already being built,
the largest expense will be the six bedroomed Joey Dunlop Travel Lodge; it is
hoped this will be built before the 2002 T.T festival, that is why it is really
important that this years T.T goes ahead, not only for our fund, but for the
Island in general and all those keen racers out there who enjoy the festival
Should we hear the unfortunate news that the T.T will not be
going ahead, I will be back before our next committee meeting with a Special
Bulletin to provide you with any alternative fund raising events / ideas and
let you know what our plans will be.
Now I must mention another fund
raising item that will be donated to our Joey Dunlop Injured Riders Fund (Isle
of Man). This is a special CD and is available from the Manx Radio Studio. The
name of the CD is "Our Quiet Hero" and is a tribute to Joey by Phil Coulter. If
you go to Manx Radio's website: http://www.manxradio.com
you can hear a 40 second sample. This is a must for all Joey fans
around the world.
The cost is £4.99 P&P and £1.00
will go to our fund for every CD sold. Thanks Manx Radio for all your help and
I will now provide you with details of our next
fund raising event; sorry gents, no sex discrimination here, but we are holding
our next event for the ladies as we know you are not really interested in
Crystals and what they can do for your life
An Informal Talk with Linda from the 4th Dimension Body,
Mind and Spirit Shop, Ramsey.
To be held on Tuesday, 24th April 2001 At
the CronkBourne Cricket Club, Douglas at 8.00pm
£10.00 including Buffet - For further information, please phone Barbara
on 628089 from today until the 24th or email Angela at:
From April 18th - 24th.
As this looks to be a very
special and interesting evening, there are sixty tickets available. First come,
first served so purchase your ticket now for a great night!
forget, if you happen to be going to the North West 200, make sure you go to
"York Corner" where you will see our Fund's Treasurer, Kevin Quirk and
Chairperson, Barbara Wood with a special stall selling our Brick Cards and any
other items they can get their hands on.
Please give them your full
support as they will be very happy to see you all.
In closing, I
would like to wish David Cretney, M.H.K and Minister of Tourism all our support
in his current and future meetings in respect of the Island's tourism and T.T
Festival. I hope he can find / receive some form of compromise within the next
month or so, to enable us all to receive a decision about the T.T races and
also any other Island Road races scheduled to be held this
The Committee would like to thank you all for your kind
support and donations thus far.
Thank you all for reading this
publication, I hope you found the contents to be of interest.
The Joey Dunlop Injured Riders (Isle of Man) Fund
For any information on
the JDIRF(IOM), please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee members,
their details are stated below;
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO
THE COMMITTEE ARE:
||David Cretney, M.H.K
John Houghton, M.H.K