The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and the Sefton Group have once again teamed up to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers who make the TT and Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling possible.

The marshals, known as ‘Team Orange’, give up their time to ensure the racing can go ahead, and one of the hard-working volunteers will be enjoying a well-deserved two-night break as a mark of appreciation.

The Steam Packet Company and Sefton Group have joined forces to offer a two-night break for two people, including ferry travel and accommodation, to the lucky winner of a prize draw for marshals who volunteer their services each year.

This is the fourth time the companies have offered a prize to the TT Marshals’ Association in gratitude for its members’ commitment to the Island’s most popular racing events.

Steam Packet Sales Development Manager Brian Convery said: ‘The Island’s popular racing events, like the TT, simply couldn’t happen without “Team Orange”. We have worked closely with the TTMA for many years, offering discounted travel and more recently early booking for the 2016 TT to those who have made a real commitment to marshalling, and are pleased to be able say this “thank you” again.’

Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward added: ‘We enjoy a close working relationship with the Sefton Group, promoting Isle of Man holidays throughout the year, and I’m very pleased to be partnering with them once again to recognise the commitment of the marshals.’

Nicola Wilkinson, Sefton Group Marketing Manager, continued: ‘The marshals do such an important job each year, ensuring the racing goes ahead, and we are pleased to be supporting the prize draw again by offering two nights’ bed and breakfast at the Sefton Hotel.’

The prize draw takes place during TT race week.

TTMA Chairman Terry Holmes said: ‘I’d like to thank the Steam Packet Company and the Sefton Group for their generosity in providing this prize again. It is important to recognise the dedication and commitment shown by all our volunteers, and let them know the Isle of Man appreciates what they do.’