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.
An advert in our local Manx paper prompted us to consider Whitehaven as the first destination of our passage plan. So, we set sail from Douglas IOM in frisky conditions for the welcoming sight of the Sea Lock, almost on free flow. Directed to an ideal berth bearing in mind we had wheelchair users on board, we settled down for an evening meal.
Deteriorating weather forecasted for the next few days, confirmed our choice of Whitehaven, where at least there were coffee shops and the town in close range. What started as a 'stopover' rapidly became a 'base' as the first better weather forecast was in four days' time!
With the help of the Marina team we were able to access four wheeled transport and toured the surrounding lakes for two halve days, making a benefit out of what was more than a strong breeze. Everyone really enjoyed our stay (and want to return!) made possible by the Marina team who went way beyond 'normal service' to a level we really appreciated.
Many thanks to Whitehaven Marina for enabling us to snatch success from the jaws of poor weather!
The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of June are:
1st nr.47 - Ray McMullan £30
2nd nr.55 - Paul Atkinson £12.50
3rd nr.19 - Neil Gavin. £7.50
The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We need more members joining the 100 Club so more funds will be raised. The more members we have the bigger the prizes, so please consider joining.
The cost is only £2 per month, that is £24 usually paid annually. Members stand a very good chance of winning and recuperating their subscription. Application forms can be downloaded from this website.
Thank you all the team on Saturday's bag pack adventure! - Peter, the two Sarahs (Sarah Spencer with Rocky and Samantha and Sarah Cowell) Carole, Ann, Margaret and son James, Issie and Frank. And thank you for counting the lolly, Stuart.
We collected £549.00 which includes £25.00 for the sale of 5 of our magnificent shopping bags.
Many thanks also goes to the Port Erin Shoprite store for their continuing support. Please extend our thanks to the staff at the store, always so friendly and helpful, making the time spent there a most pleasant experience for all.
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the sudden death of Adam James Kelly. Adam was an enthusiastic member of Sailing for the Disabled and bass singer in the Isle of Man Choral Society.
Our thoughts are with his wife Margaret, his doughters Ruth and Miriam, family and friends.