Classic Racer - - PADDOCK GOSSIP -

A spe­cial coin pack, named Re­mem­ber­ing Joey, has been com­mis­sioned to ex­plain the work of The Joey Dun­lop Foun­da­tion, with a pro­por­tion of pro­ceeds from the sales be­ing do­nated to sup­port the work of the char­ity. The pack con­tains a stun­ning cupron­ickel crown fea­tur­ing 26-times TT win­ner Joey, a his­tory of the Foun­da­tion and sev­eral pic­tures, in­clud­ing photos of Joey taken by the renowned road rac­ing pho­tog­ra­pher Stephen Dav­i­son. The Joey Dun­lop Foun­da­tion was formed in 2001 to hon­our five-times World Cham­pion Joey with a last­ing me­mo­rial in the Isle of Man, where he en­joyed so much rac­ing suc­cess. It aimed to cre­ate ac­ces­si­ble hol­i­day ac­com­mo­da­tion for peo­ple of all ages with spe­cial re­quire­ments who were vis­it­ing the Is­land. Af­ter years of fundrais­ing and plan­ning, in 2008 the Foun­da­tion pur­chased a prop­erty at Brad­dan Bridge on the TT course and then spent two years con­vert­ing it into spe­cially adapted hol­i­day apart­ments. Brad­dan Bridge House was of­fi­cially opened on Mad Sun­day 2010 and has proved pop­u­lar with vis­i­tors ever since. Fundrais­ing has con­tin­ued and ear­lier this year work be­gan on an ex­ten­sion to pro­vide ad­di­tional apart­ments. Th­ese are due to open dur­ing the 2017 TT. Max­ine Can­non, Gen­eral Man­ager, Isle of Man Stamps and Coins, said: “Joey Dun­lop re­mains one of the most pop­u­lar road rac­ers of all time, and we are de­lighted to be able to sup­port the Foun­da­tion cre­ated in his mem­ory with this very spe­cial coin pack. “To con­tinue pro­vid­ing the fan­tas­tic fa­cil­i­ties at Brad­dan Bridge House, and to ex­pand to meet de­mand, the Foun­da­tion is work­ing hard on its fundrais­ing and we hope the money raised by the Re­mem­ber­ing Joey pack will con­trib­ute to the on­go­ing suc­cess of the Foun­da­tion.” Bruce Baker, from the Foun­da­tion, added: “We are thrilled to have worked with Isle of Man Post Of­fice on this project, which is not only a won­der­ful way to cel­e­brate what the Foun­da­tion has achieved in Joey’s mem­ory al­ready, but it will also raise money to fur­ther en­hance the fa­cil­i­ties at Brad­dan Bridge House for vis­i­tors.” The Re­mem­ber­ing Joey coin pack is avail­able now, priced £17.50 and can be or­dered from www.iom­ Get the lat­est news on Isle of Man stamps and coins at www.face­­of­manstamp­sand­coins

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