charity gets £2,800 boost from Jenson Button race suit
of Formula One World Champion Jenson Buttons winning race
suits has been auctioned to benefit the Highbridge-based National
Blind Childrens Society.
is a long-standing vice-president of the National Blind Childrens
Society, a provider of specialist support for 24,000 children
with visual impairment across the UK, which is celebrating its
15th anniversary year this year.
after winning the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul, the race ace
signed one of his Brawn GP race suits and presented it to NBCS
Chief Executive Carolyn Fullard at the Silverstone Racing Circuit
suit was recently auctioned at the Autosport International Racing
Car Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, where
it was won with a bid of £2,800 by motorsport enthusiast
Miguel Governo, from Kilmarnock in Scotland.
said: "It was a pleasure to bid for and win this wonderful
item from such a great driver and for such a worthy cause. It
is great that Jenson takes time out his hectic schedule to work
with NBCS and for that alone he deserves praise."
chief executive Carolyn Fullard said: "Jenson is a great
supporter of our children and his help is invaluable to us, especially
his generous gift in this very exciting time for his career. Hes
certainly our champion!"
depend totally on private funding, donations and sponsorship,
and Jensons support will help us to continue our essential
work with children and young people who are visually impaired."
Pictured is Miguel
Governo, of Kilmarnock, with the racesuit donated by Formula One
World Champion Jenson Button that he bought at an auction in aid
of the Highbridge-based charity