Monday , April 24 2017
Home / Sports / F1: Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button help raise funds for injured teen driver

F1: Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button help raise funds for injured teen driver

Prev

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Over £320,000 has been raised for a teenage British Formula 4 driver, who has had amputations to both of his legs, after former Formula One world champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button backed the cause.

Billy Monger
Billy Monger

Billy Monger, 17, was involved in a high-speed crash at Donington Park on Sunday. Monger’s JHR Developments team set up a JustGiving page on Wednesday afternoon with the aim of raising £260,000 and the target was reached and then exceeded within hours. Mercedes driver Hamilton, who has 4.32 million followers tweeted: “I have only just seen the news of this tragic incident.”

Jenson Button
Jenson Button

Button wrote on his Instagram account: “Hey guys this fellow racer Billy Monger had a big shunt this past weekend at Donington and sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs. This guy needs our help so if you can please donate, I will be doing as much as I can to help this dude out. The donations will be used to fund treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward.”

Comments

comments

About Evans John

Check Also

Ilie Nastase kept asking me if I was a virgin: Ex-tennis star Pam Shriver

Prev Ilie Nastase London: Former US Open finalist, Pam Shriver (54) told BBC Radio 5’s …

Leave a Reply