Some very special young fans joined the celebrations after Jenson Button was announced unbeatable Formula One World Champion after the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Earlier this year Jenson, a long-standing vice-president of the National Blind Children’s Society, donated one of his 2009 season race suits which is being auctioned in aid of NBCS.

Just after winning the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul, Jenson signed one of his Brawn GP race suits and presented it to NBCS Chief Executive Carolyn Fullard at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in Northamptonshire.

The suit is up for auction on the NBCS website and will be sold to the highest bidder in time for Christmas. Anyone who wants to join the race to win the suit should call 01278 764 764 or email jensonsuit@nbcs.org.uk.

Jenson said: “I am delighted to continue my support for the work that the NBCS does to help children with visual impairment and their families. In Formula One, you need the support of a fantastic team to achieve your ambitions. That’s why I’m involved with NBCS. It’s about winners – children who are blind or visually impaired who can be champions every day of their lives.”

Jenson has also introduced a new DVD which showcases the work of NBCS. To order a copy call 01278 764 764, email enquiries@nbcs.org.uk or view it on YouTube (National Blind Children’s Society). The DVD is free and an audio-only version is available.

NBCS chief executive Carolyn Fullard said: "All Jenson’s fans here at the National Blind Children’s Society are absolutely thrilled that he is Formula One World Champion – we were on the edge of our seats cheering him on.

“We are very grateful to him for his continuing support, especially his generous gift in this very exciting year for his career. He’s certainly our champion!

“We depend totally on private funding, donations and sponsorship, and Jenson’s support will help us to continue our desperately needed work with children and young people who are visually impaired.”

Source: NBCS

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