| Joey Dunlop Injured Riders
Fund ( Isle of Man )
March 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 up-date is to be the first of many to
keep you informed of our future plans.
Upon returning from our
third committee meeting held last Wednesday, it is becoming very clear that the
Joey Dunlop Injured Riders Fund (Isle Of Man) is attracting a wide range of
interest and huge support, thanks to all our kind supporters and people who
have assisted with our cause, since November of last year.
Now we have
managed to complete the first objective of the fund, with the assistance of our
Committee's adviser, The Hon David Cretney, M.H.K in conjunction with the Isle
of Man Government's Tourism and Leisure Department, together with our
additional adviser, John Houghton, M.H.K., I am pleased to inform you, that
there will be a Lift Hoist built and seats available from the Southern end of
the Grandstand for disabled people to view the races for this years T.T
festival. (This was confirmed during a Grandstand site meeting in January 2001)
Without your kind support and donations, this would not have
Now we are aiming for our next objective to be complete,
and that is to build the disablement lodge that you have all been hearing
about. This lodge will also be named after Joey Dunlop and will be purposely
built for a disabled persons needs.
This will really assist any person
staying at the lodge in that they will enjoy a comfortable environment and have
everything they need to provide a very relaxed atmosphere. The lodge will be
available for any disabled person for 45 weeks of the year, with the remaining
7 weeks held for our injured riders both locally, and also for those who wish
to visit the Island to watch the Island's road race events.
I am sure
you can understand, that this particular project will cost a lot of money to be
built, and although we are currently holding discussions with the Government
and other interested parties, I cannot comment further at this time, however, I
will keep you posted as soon as I can release any information on the project.
Fund Raising Events
The committee held their first
fund raising event in February where we held a family quiz night. This proved
to be extremely successful and Kevin Quirk and Barbara Wood did a fantastic job
and raised £469.00 in total. (sorry I couldn't be there on this
Our next fund raising event, will be held at the following:
A NIGHT AT THE T.T RACES
AT DOUGLAS GOLF CLUB
The commentary will be made by Roy Moore and Geoff
Cannell. Grandstand seats are £2.00 and the Roads Close at 8.00 pm for
the First Race to take place at 8.30pm.
As this event looks like it's
going to be very enjoyable and is already attracting a lot of attention, please
phone our Committee's Chairperson:-
Barbara Wood on: 628089
(home) to reserve / purchase your tickets or email her at:
ALL SUPPORT FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
BY THE COMMITTEE AND IT'S MEMBERS
There are many fund raising
events to take place over 2001, so to ensure you are constantly up-dated, I
will do my best to provide info on the next event in the contents of my next
Joey Dunlop Injured Riders Fund (Isle Of Man) up-date in April.
as the above, we have something else that may be of interest to you - this is a
Brick Card. The aim is to attract individuals and/or corporate bodies to
buy a brick with the idea that they are directly contributing (in a novel way)
to the actual raw materials when building the lodge.
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
Once the disablement lodge / building has been constructed
and built, the Bricks will be placed in a display unit for preservation within
the lodge so visitors would be able to attest to the donors generosity for
years to come. The Brick Card is attracting a lot of support and we would
welcome you to reserve a space.
To order your space you can contact our
Kevin Quirk on Tel no: 615755 (work) or
Where Kevin will only be too pleased to forward a Brick
Card to you.
In conclusion of this up-date I would also like to
point out, that as the fund has become so large, we are now going through the
process of forming a Registered Charity; so I am very pleased to be able to
announce that the following people (apart from Linda) are additional to our
usual committee members and advisers:
Linda Dunlop - Patron
Jason Griffiths - President
Bob Jackson - Vice President
John Watterson - Legal Adviser
I would like to take this
opportunity on behalf of myself and all those involved in our fund / charity to
say thank you for all your involvement and a big thanks to Paul and the gang at
TT Website.com for letting us have this space on the site to enable us to
provide you with regular up-dates / special bulletins that may be of interest.
A special thank you goes to Mrs Linda Dunlop, our charity's Patron.
Linda has been extremely brave throughout this most difficult of
years and without her kind support and permission we could have not formed this
fund / charity. Linda has mentioned to me personally, that not only is she very
happy with what everyone is doing on behalf of the fund, but so would Joey
himself. Linda advised that Joey would have been very proud to represent our
cause for the Injured Riders Fund and what it represents.
If you would
like any further information in respect of the above or any other matter
involving our fund / charity, then please do not hesitate to contact me on
behalf of the committee on tel no: 622590 (home) or email me at:
Thank you for taking the time to read this up-date, I
hope you have found the contents to be of interest.
Angela G. Wood - Secretary
PS: Watch out for Kevin
Quirk's comments on our fund in the Isle of Man Newspapers
. This is due to be featured sometime this week.