The directors of the Rob Vine Fund would like to offer help to a limited number of suitable candidates, who are already involved with any aspect of Manx motorsport events.
The directors recognise that the volunteers in motorsport are our greatest asset and want to help sustain investment in immediate care training.
The scholarships would offer advice and financial assistance towards helping an individual update their skills, relevant to supplying motorsport medical services at events.
For instance, a doctor or paramedic may want to do a PHEC course (Pre Hospital Emergency Care) or an ATLS course (Advanced Trauma Life Support). A voluntary ambulance crew member may wish to attend an EMT course (Emergency Medical Technician) or a PA course (Paramedic Assist). A marshal or event official may want to improve their basic first aid skills by undertaking a FAW course (First Aid at Work), or one of the many other modular courses offered by medical training providers.
The stumbling block for many volunteers is the cost of these courses, which may also require attendance off the island and the scholarships are seen as a contribution to help all types of manx motorsport.
If you are already involved in Isle of Man motorsport events, in whatever capacity, even with no first aid experience, then please consider this offer and ask about what course would be good for you.
Please apply in writing to:
Dr. David B. Stevens, MBE, Secretary and Director, The Rob Vine Fund, The Hoggery, Noble’s Park, Douglas.
Dr. Stevens is also available for a discussion, either by phone or over a cup of coffee at The Hoggery. Please phone 628999 or 493403 (mobile) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.