Official JustGiving fund launched to support British racing driver Billy Monger who has lost both legs in one of the worst crashes Motorsport has ever seen
Please credit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/billymonger23
The OFFICIAL JustGiving personal fundraising appeal has been launched by racing driver Tom Ingram to support the gifted, young British F4 driver Billy Monger after he was involved in a serious high speed crash, whilst racing at Donington Park Race Circuit, on Sunday.
Due to the injuries sustained and despite every effort, seventeen year-old, Billy has sadly lost both his lower legs and now faces a huge challenge to recover and return to a full and active life.
After being involved in one of the most horrific crashes Motorsport has seen Billy Monger is a teenager that needs little introduction. Thousands of people have already watched the haunting footage of the crash which left Billy fighting for his life after the accident was captured on dashcam and streamed live on TV as part of the race coverage.
Fellow racing driver Tom Ingram said on the official JustGiving page: “Well known in Motorsport for being not only an extremely talented young driver but for also being a truly special 17 year old – loved and admired by his team, fellow competitors, supporters and of course his devoted family. Billy is a complete one off, a cracking young man with a spark that makes it impossible for anyone not to like him.
“Full of spirit, Billy is one of those people that instantly lights up a room. His positive, plucky outlook on life is not only hugely endearing but also incredibly inspirational and it’s phenomenal to see how respected and loved Billy is.
“Having always been a fighter Billy has already overcome big hurdles in his career – struggling for budget Billy has fought his way into top flight Motorsport, however, we now need your kindness and support to help give Billy and his family the best chance to fight these injuries that will affect Billy’s life so massively.
“We are in the process of establishing a Trust to receive, hold, manage and expend funds for Billy’s benefit. In the meantime you can help start the process by donating online. Donations will be used to fund the care, treatments and therapies required by Billy in the immediate future and going forward, helping him to return to a full and active life.”
Rhys Goode, spokesperson for JustGiving, said: “To sustain these sort of injuries would be devastating at any age, but to suffer them at 17 years old as you reach adulthood is truly life-changing. It is excellent to see the racing community uniting behind this page to help Billy get the support he needs to make his recovery.”
To support the appeal, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/billymonger23