SorryMate have supported Oliver’s Mount and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for a few years now and when we heard that the Race Marshals Association needed overalls and jackets it seemed only right that we step up and help.
We are pleased to announce today that SorryMate have pledged support to the 1946 Marshals Association. It is great to have the chance to support the marshals that are such an essential part of every race weekend.
The sponsorship has provided Chief Sector Marshals with overalls and hi vis jackets for the upcoming racing season. The overalls themselves are top of the range, AWS probans, and look exceptional.
We are happy to support the marshals as we believe wholeheartedly in what they do. We first met the team in 2019, with our relationship being created through their main charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. That relationship has grown through meetings at Oliver’s Mount into the strong partnership we see today.
With the partnership, our two teams will be looking to raise as much funds as possible for Yorkshire Air Ambulance throughout this season and beyond.
Fergus Dalgarno, Solicitor at SorryMate, said of the partnership with the Marshals Association:
This is a great opportunity to five something back by providing this sponsorship to such a fantastic team. The marshals ensure each race weekend runs smoothly, while also doing vital fundraising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
We can’t wait to see the marshals in their overalls this weekend at Oliver’s Mount.
Phil Paxton, Events Manager at SorryMate, also commented on the sponsorship:
We are really happy to be supporting the Marshals Association, because what they do is an integral part of the racing community.
The racing could not go forward without the volunteers at 1946 and all the vital work that the marshals do to keep the racing circuit open.
What better time to announce this partnership than the week of Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup, the first even in the calendar for a long, long time. We truly feel as though this is the end of the storm. We cannot wait to see you all there this weekend – and we can’t wait to see the marshals in their overalls.
From One Nine Four Six:
One Nine Four Six Marshals Association and SorryMate Partnership
SorryMate have generously provided independent Marshal association One Nine Four Six Marshals with lead sponsorship for the 2021 season.
The sponsorship has provided the Chief Sector Marshals with much needed Proban Overalls, along with Hi Vis Jackets for the Paddock and Holding Bay team, with the hope that the partnership will continue for years to come, eventually all-trackside marshals will be in the sponsored overalls.
One Nine Four Six Marshals Association and SorryMate will be working together to continue their support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, by holding fundraisers throughout the year to help with vital funds.
Shaun Dalton Chairman and Chief Marshal said:
“SorryMate offering us the sponsorship was very overwhelming and generous and with the offer that this would hopefully be a long-term sponsorship, I knew that I needed to start by kitting out my Chief and Deputy Sector Marshals along with Startline Officials with good quality overalls, which we have.
The overalls are AWS probans and they do not get much better than that. We also had enough to provide the paddock and holding bay team with Hi Vis Jackets and a number of Hi Vis Vests to go to the circuit marshals. The whole team consists of volunteers, so I think it is vital to give them something back for their hard work, and ensuring they are safe trackside is my number priority, so this felt like a good place to start with the sponsorship. As time goes on, I am hoping that the whole team will be in the sponsored PPE.
Our partnership with SorryMate is unique and the first time an independent marshals association has been given the opportunity to work with such a notable sponsor. For me, I feel this is a massive positive step in the right direction to help secure the future of motorsport and generations to come.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance has always been the Associations main charity and now with our partnership with SorryMate we will be working together to raise as much money as we can for them. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been and always will be an integral part of road racing at Oliver’s Mount and we, obviously, always hope to never need them, but when we do, knowing they are there is reassuring and the work that they do is nothing but incredible, so anything we can do to help we will.”
One Nine Four Six Marshals would also like to Thank Oliver Dean Charlesworth of OC Graphics and Nick Wray from AWS for all their help.
Pictures are Sian Mennell General Secretary of One Nine Four Six Marshals Association and Hayley Colebrook Treasurer One Nine Four Six Marshals Association
From Yorkshire Air Ambulance:
Yorkshire Air Ambulance Talk About The Partnership
Rob Scott of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance said of the partnership:
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance flew its first patient in October 2000
From very humble beginnings operating with a 20-year-old leased helicopter from a portacabin in the corner of the airfield at Leeds-Bradford airport, fast forward to 2021. The Charity and the people of Yorkshire are the proud owners of two state of the art Airbus 145 helicopters fitted out with all the latest lifesaving technology that is available. The Charity now operates from its two dedicated airbases, one at the Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity receives no government funding, so all of this has been made possible with the help and support the charity receives from the people of Yorkshire and from the regular support we receive from companies including SorryMate, The 1946 Marshall’s Association and Oliver’s Mount Racing.
I am looking forward to working alongside Fergus, Phil and the team at SorryMate, Shaun, Hayley and the 1946 Marshals Association, Andy & Wendy Hayes at Oliver’s Mount Racing for many more racing seasons.
The continued support that we receive really is the lifeblood of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity.
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