Silverstone’s 60 year celebrations...

  help raise £5,500 in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

 To mark the 60th anniversary of Silverstone at this year’s British Grand Prix, the circuit teamed up  with  global  apparel  manufacturer,  Alpinestars*  to  design  a  celebratory  T-shirt  and  to  help raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

The T-shirt was modelled by Make-A-Wish patron and Honda Racing F1 Team driver, Jenson Button, and Sky Sports Italia co-host and presenter, Tamara Ecclestone, during a photocall with wish-child William Hine, who visited the F1 Paddock on the Saturday of the British Grand Prix. The exclusive T-shirt was then whisked away to be signed by all the current Formula 1 drivers and  a  number  of  F1  personalities  at  the  2008  FORMULA  1  SANTANDER  BRITISH  GRAND PRIX.

The  signed  t-shirt  was  then  presented  to  Make-A-Wish  for  auction  at  the  charity’s  annual Summer Ball which took place at Blenheim Palace on 12 July and raised an amazing £5,500.

Neil  Jones,  CEO  of  Make-A-Wish,  said,  “We  are  extremely  grateful  to  Silverstone  and  the Honda Racing F1 Team for choosing Make-A-Wish to benefit from this unique opportunity. The money raised from the auction of the t-shirt will help grant a magical wish for a very deserving child living with a life-threatening illness.”

Jenson Button and Tamara Ecclestone were the first to sign the ‘60 years of Silverstone’ t-shirt