We are delighted to inform you that we collected a whopping £617.91 at the Port Erin Store Bag pack last Saturday. This including the sale of 11 SftD shopping bags.
A truly splendid result. A big thank you to a wonderful bag packing team, the manager of Port Erin store and to all the friendly and obliging staff. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, as always.
It’s that time of the year again when your membership fee is due on the 1st April. Each year our hardworking volunteer Membership Secretary spends a considerable amount of time and effort chasing members to pay their subscription.
PLEASE HELP HER AND PAY IN TIME !
The membership fee is still set at a minimum of £10 but you can make any payment above if you want to make a donation to your charity.
If you pay by cash it would be even more helpful if you were to start paying by standing order, this saves you the effort paying each year and also helps the Membership Secretary. That must be a win-win. The standing order form is available here.
The address to send your money, cheque or completed SO form to is: Monica Clark, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan,IM3 4AN
Volunteers are needed to help with this Bag Pack in Shoprite, Port Erin on Saturday 24 March.
As well as raising funds to keep our fantastic yacht Pride of Mann III sailing, bag packs also help to raise awareness of the charity.
Please contact Adrienne on 833497 or mobile 466514 if you could possibly spare an hour or two to help with bag packing or talking to customers and give information about SFTD.
Many thanks to Shoprite for letting us use their store.
Sunday 25 March boat manager and skipper Bobby Moore will take the boat to Bangor, Northern Ireland for a big overhaul. Since Pride of Mann III first sailed into Doulas Harbour, she has covered 7,500 miles. While maintained and kept in optimum condition by our volunteers, she is now due a major overhaul.
To use the time as best as we can, the trip to and from Bangor will also be used as a training trip to give upcoming skippers and crew the experience they need to ensure the safety and care of the disabled members. The crew will return to Belfast after delivering Pride of Mann III to Bangor, and crew will take the ferry back to Belfast in early April in order to sail Pride of Mann III back home.
Our organisation is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations, which makes us very grateful to the Steam Packet Company for its support by offering us the necessary ferry tickets.
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Sailing for the Disabled is such a worthy cause, and one which, given its sea-faring links, we are always happy to support. The charity offers incredible opportunities for the disabled and we look forward to seeing Pride of Mann III back in Manx waters after her overhaul.’
On the 1st April your membership fee for the 2018-2019 season will be due and we ask that you please pay on time. If you pay by cash or cheque it should be sent to our Membership Secretary, Monica Clark, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan, IM3 4AN.
Our Membership Secretary spends a considerable amount of time each year chasing payment of outstanding membership fees and it would greatly assist her, and the Charity in general, if all members paid by standing order. It is easy to do this as the form is available to download by clicking here. If you need assistance with the standing order form please contact Monica on 471666.
We like to remind you that subscriptions have to be paid within 28 days. If you have not paid within this period we unfortunatelly have to class you as a non-member meaning you are no longer covered by our insurance.
For your membership you get:
- Sailing on the most modern yacht on the Isle of Man
- The use of waterproofs and lifejackets when you go sailing
- Free tea, coffee and biscuits when you go sailing.
- The newsletter
- The website
- Access to our training scheme
- Awareness training to the RYA Sailability syllabus
- Social events
- Company of other members
- The opportunity to help others in society
All this for the nominal fee of £10 which we are sure you will see as excellent value for money. If you wish you can pay more as a donation.
Where else do you get such great value?