When you are out and about in the shops, cafes,pubs, petrol stations etc please keep an eye out to see if they have a SFTD charity box on the counter. If they don't you could ask them if they would be willing to have one. Please let Stuart know by calling him on 832212 if you find a new site or if the box is full and needs changing.
Every box out there raises the profile of the charity and brings in extra cash to help run the charity, its pennies from heaven which make pounds for the charity.
If you are able to helpout by looking after some of our existing sites -please contact Stuart.
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death at Hospice on Friday 3 March of David Le Prevost who was a member of SFTD. David had suffered ill health over the past five years which prevented him getting involved with sailing. Despite his illness David remained positive in outlook and had attended our Awareness Training with the intention of sailing and helping people.
Our thoughts are with his wife Carolyn and children Andrew and Stephen, the family and his friends.
On the 1st April your membership fee for 2017 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 from our webpage, under the heading “more downloads” or by clicking here. If you need assistance with the standing order form please contact Monica on 471666.
For your membership you get:
- Sailing on the most modern yacht on the Isle of Man
- The use of waterproofs when you go sailing
- The provision of lifejackets.
- 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
- Access to dedicated email address and phone number to book sails
- 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?
Friday 7 April we will organise our first Corporate Reception of this year to express our appreciation on the support of our Corporate members and other sponsors. The reception will be on our boat Pride of Mann III from 4pm till 7pm and give you the opportunity to meet Committee members, crew and other volunteers. Please put this date in your diary.
The official invite will be sent to you soon.
It is with sadness that we have learnt of the recent death of Eddie O’Suillivan who worked for Patricia Wild Optometristst as one of her laboratory technicians.
Patricia has for many years been one of our main corporate sponsors and she and Eddie have attended our corporate evenings. Eddie was a keen supporter of SFTD and was always most interested to hear about our plans and about what we have achieved.
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time and also with Patricia and her team who will greatly miss Eddie.