Rescue helicopter ambulances are used during the Manx Grand Prix practice weeks and race days. In the event of an accident on the course, one of the helicopters will be despatched, complete with medical staff and equipment, to get to the scene as quickly as possible.
The helicopters, which have a top speed of 150mph, take an average time of five to ten minutes from the first radio alert to arrive at the scene of an incident. Some parts of the TT course are quite inaccessible and speed is of the essence if there has been a crash, so the rescue helicopters are an essential life-saving service that racers rely on.
The rescue helicopters are available throughout the entire race and practice period due to help from the many organisations and individuals who support the fund with donations and fundraising.
Wemoto has designed and donated these t-shirts to help support the fund and you can buy one here for just £10.
The t-shirts are generously signed by John McGuiness, Conor Cummins and Michael Rutter. All the money raised from the sale of these great Festival of Jurby t-shirts will go towards keeping this essential service in the air.