• The Burro Dragon

  • Some of the helpers at the bag pack Shoprite Port Erin

  • Attending the Lusitania memorial 3 May at Peel

  • I enjoyed my birthday out sailing

  • We like sailing, why don't you join us.

  • Peel Clothworkers primary school pay their first visit

  • Visitors to our waters

News

Committee members wanted!

Dear Member(s),

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2019 AT THE MANX BLIND WELFARE, CORRIN COURT, HEYWOOD AVENUE, ONCHAN.

At the AGM some important decisions will be made. As a member of the Charity, you are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. This gives you an opportunity to help structure the course the Charity will take in the future.

WE INVITE YOU TO BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM
The Charity needs enthousiastic committed volunteers. Although some members of the current Committee are prepared to go forward we do seek new people with fresh ideas to contribute to the growth and future succes of the Charity. If you do not want to be part of the Executive Committee there are several other roles that require an enthusiastic volunteer, such as Membership secretary, PR manager, Yacht manager or Crewmaster. For more information, please get in touch via secretary@manx.net or talk to any of the current committee members.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU AT THE AGM !

Disability Awareness Training, update August 2019

As previously posted on this site, the next Disability Awareness Training session for crew is on Saturday 5th October, and we've had a very good uptake for places from some of our newest members who joined SFTD recently.

However there are still 2 places available to any crew who have not yet completed the course, including those who have only attended one day of the previous 2-day training.

If you would like to take a place please let me know asap!

Carole Q
carolequayle@gmail.com
480652

Midsummer Night's Dream Castle tour

On 19. 20 & 21 July the Manx National Heritage presented in conjuction with TNT Britain and ADG Europe the William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Castle tour on the IOM and SftD was invited to have a collection at the end of each performance. Of course we happily accepted this invitation, which resulted in a total of £393.29. The visiters in Peel might have been surpriced by a collecting donkey who definitely brought in some extra pennies!
A big thank you goes to Grantly Marshall from ADG Europe and to Ed Bunce from Laxey Glen Pavilion for allowing us to do the collection. Rest assured all the funds go towards the service provision to members.

Sailing for the Disabled Endeavour award

Last week we had a double celebration. Firstly we celebrated Alan Cope's 90th birthday. It was Alan's wish to go for a short sail with some members of the charity he has a special connection with.  Also invited were Steve and Kathy, two directors from LMS Partners who sponsor the charity by looking after our savings. Alan and Marion have been active for the charity for over 20 years and Alan still is as one of the directors of Pride of Mann Limited. 

When organising Alan's party the committee wanted to make it a bit more special. Alan has contributed to the charity in many ways, as a skipper, chairman, fundraiser, director and much more. Realising that we have many very dedicated members that deserve a very big 'Thank you' for all they have done, we decided to introduce the Sailing for the Disabled Endeavour Award. The first engraved decal shows Alan Cope 2019 and he will have the award in his possesion for a year. A smaller copy was handed over for Alan to keep. The award has been made by the Manx Workshop for the Disabled. Congratulations Alan, well deserved.

As Marion has played a significant role for the charity too, especially as a fundraiser, Marion received a beautiful flower basket.

All in all it was a lovely celebration, very much helped by the delicious canapes donated by Georgie and the beautiful cake Margaret brought along.

If you would like to see more photos, please go to the gallery.

Disability Awareness Training, update July 2019

Two training sessions of disability awareness training have now been completed by 16 crew members, and attenders were asked for feedback as this training is quite different from that previously offered by SFTD.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to pass backtheir thoughts and ideas- this is vital to ensure we have the right course for the needs of the charity so we can offer our members the safest and best of experiences when sailing with us.
As a result of the feedback, the training will now take place over one (slightly longer) day- the morning in the classroom and the afternoon on POM III on the pontoon- and will include more hands-on experiential learning.
The next training session is planned for Saturday 5th October, 10am-4pm, beginning at ARC Learning in Union Mills. Those of you who have only completed a single day of the training so far can attend this new format in order to complete the course.
Places are limited to 8 people so anyone wishing to attend will need to contact me ASAP via the SFTD WhatApp group, or email carolequayle@gmail.com  or message 480652.

Carole Q

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