The Isle of Man TT Riders’ Association (IoMTTRA) has donated £5,000 to the island’s hyperbaric chamber charity.
For the past 30 years, the facility has helped riders injured during the races.
It has assisted many prominent riders to full recovery when injured, and also helped those who have suffered minor injuries such as soft tissue, muscle or ligament damage, that if sustained during practice week or a prior event, would normally prevent them from starting their race.
Friends of the Hyperbaric Chamber charity secretary Debbie Barron said: ’Although all riders are asked for a donation towards the service we still must rely on the generosity of others to help us run the facility.
’We do receive support from the health service in the form of an annual grant and in return provide emergency hyperbaric treatments for diving casualties 365 days a year and also up to 15,000 hyperbaric treatments a year for patients referred by a GP or hospital consultants.’