We had a fun day in lovely weather at Tynwald Fair. Many people visited our stall, to chat, to play games and to buy raffle tickets and clothing. The SFTD hats and beanies were quite popular as was our mega sale of out of date but still 'in good nick' stock.
The stars of the day were Peter and Sarah who did a magnificent job selling raffle tickets and encouraging children with the lucky dip. The raffle for the large teddy raised in excess of £100. Many thanks to Peter and Keith for donating the Teddy and to Adie for dressing it. The lucky winners were Den and Nicky from The Manx Workshop. Paddington Bear given to Peter as a donation was won by Hugh from Ballaugh. This was the prize for the game " where is POM111 ?" devised by Stuart. The boat was found off the North of the Isle of Man.
Thanks also go to Neil and Gill who helped Tony and myself and to everyone who had fun at our stall. Don provided the gazebo which was excellent for shade and an area to sit with a cup of coffee or tea as well as displaying our goods.
Thank you to the Indian gentleman who purchased a red sweatshirt and a hat and wore them around Tynwald field helping to raise our profile.
Can't wait for next year to do it all over again.
You can view some more photos in our photo gallery
Sailing for the Disabled is having an OPEN DAY on SUNDAY 23 JULY from 12.00 to 17.00
Located in Douglas harbour, you will be able to take a look inside our beautiful vessel Pride of Mann III and have a chat with members of the charity. There will be representatives from the committee, skippers, crew and members who sail with us.
Sailing for the Disabled is looking for anyone who would like to sail with us, abled and enabled crew, right from experienced skippers to novice sailors, to people who just want to lend a hand in running the charity. Pride of Mann III is fitted out to enable people with a wide range of disabilities to sail.
Sailing for the Disabled is a wholly local charity run by enthusiastic volunteers. SO COME ALONG AND MEET OUR FRIENDLY MEMBERS AND CREW!
Sailing for the Disabled are having a stall at Twnwald Fair on Wednesday July 5.
We will be selling a variety of caps, beanies, clothing, bags and badges. Also there will be a mega bargain sale of out of date clothing.
Do come along and support us and maybe play a game. You could win a small or large teddybear or other prizes.
If you could spare an hour to help out we would be very grateful.
SEE YOU THERE supporting the charity.
A DOZEN OR SO MEMBERS HAVE PARTICIPATED RECENTLY IN A MODULAR TRAINING PROGRAMME, AIMED AT INCREASING CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE AND SAFETY, AS WELL AS ADDING TO THE ENJOYMENT OF SAILING FOR CREW AND CLIENTS.
FOUR OF US HAVE PROVIDED STATIC AND SAILING TRAINING MOST WEEKS FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS, AND, TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE AND PRODUCTIVE WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD BE PREPARED TO DO.
THE MODULES LAST ABOUT 15 HOURS AND REQUIRE AROUND 6-8 ATTENDANCES TO COVER THEM ALL; SOME ARE ESSENTIAL, OTHERS DESIRABLE, DEPENDING UPON HOW FAR YOU WISH TO BECOME INVOLVED.
WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW:
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE NEXT AUTUMN TRAINING PROGRAMME?
- ARE YOU PREPARED TO COMMIT TO 4/5 EVENINGS AND 3-4 AFTERNOONS OVER A THREE MONTH PERIOD?
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROGRESS YOUR EXPERIENCE BEYOND BEING A CREW/CARER?
JUST SEND ME AN E-MAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org OUTLINING WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO DO, AND THEN THE TRAINING TEAM MAY DESIGN A PROGRAMME WITH DATES (AND ALTERNATIVES) FOR LATER THIS YEAR.
I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
Speedseal life donated us very kindly their award winning KPM High Slip Bearing, which extends impeller life two to three times. The impeller is an important part of the engine cooling pump. The new Speadseal Life will make our boat a little bit safer.