The Sally Hingston Award is an international initiative that gives anyone the opportunity to nominate a young volunteer from the grass roots of motorsport, or the wider motorsport community, who deserves recognition for their commitment to volunteering.
Nominations for 2021 will opened on International Women’s Day – 8 March 2021 and closes on 31 October 2021. The winner will be announced on International Volunteers Day – 5 December 2021.
Aimed at young volunteers from all disciplines of motorsport. The award recognises the under 25s that generously giving their time, talent and support to enable motorsport events to go ahead.
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Sally was a wife and mother to two sons and lived in the village of Gawcott, Buckinghamshire. She was a much loved Marshal at Silverstone and a member of the Women’s Motor Racing Associates Club, she gave considerable time to the sport and sat on the WMRAC ‘Doghouse Events Committee’ for a number of years.
When Michael Schumacher had his accident at the 1999 British Grand Prix, Sally was on the rescue vehicle and supported the recovery as the car was hoisted onto the break down truck. Sally appeared on photographs with the stricken car on most of the newspapers the next day!
“Sally was a much loved and regular marshal at Silverstone Circuit until her tragic death in 2009. This award is created in memory of Sally and serves to inspire and encourage young volunteers just as Sally herself would have done.”