In response to a fundraising appeal made on behalf of Billy Monger, the 17-year old British teenager who was involved in a horrific crash on Sunday, Jenson Button has donated the sum of £15,000.

The horrendous car crash which occurred during a British Formula Four race at Donington Park saw Monger plough his car into a stationary car at 120mph caused the teenager to lose both legs.

Medics who were in charge of him could n0t save his legs and were forced to carry out amputations to his lower legs.

The footage of the car crash was filmed by the on-board camera of Billy’s car and streamed out live on ITV4. For over 90 minutes after the crash, Monger remained trapped in his vehicle before he was finally airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

On Wednesday afternoon, a fundraising page for the teenager was established and six hours later, the £260,000 was reached with support from the defending F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Button and Britain’s triple world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

Twenty two hours and 30 minutes later after the first donation was made, the £500,000 mark was reached.

Button made communication with Steven Hunter, Monger’s team manager before he made his pledge. On his Instagram page, he also wrote asking for support for the teenager.

His Instagram message reads thus;

“Hey guys this fellow racer Billy Monger had a big shunt this past weekend at Donington and sadly Billy has had amputations to both legs.This guy needs our help so if you can please donate, I will be doing as much as I can to help this dude out.”

The donations are expected to be used in funding treatments, therapies, and the care required by Monger both presently and in the near future so as to help him return to an active life.