Isle of Man Post Office is supporting the Joey Dunlop Foundation with a commemoration of the legendary road racer.

Tue, 13 Dec 2016

The pack contains a stunning cupro nickel crown featuring 26-times TT winner Joey, a history of the Foundation and several pictures, including photos of Joey taken by renowned road racing photographer Stephen Davison.

Remembering Joey is available now, priced £17.50.

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, the Foundation purchased property at Braddan Bridge, on the TT course, in 2008 and 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 on an extension to provide additional apartments started. The new apartments are due to open during the 2017 TT.

Maxine Cannon, General Manager, Isle of Man Stamps & 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 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 will also raise money to further enhance facilities at Braddan Bridge House for visitors.’