There is an exciting opportunity for six individuals who have a physical disability and who are aged 16 or over to sail on the Jubilee Sailing Trust yacht Lord Nelson from Douglas to Liverpool this April. The voyage will be from Sunday 30th April – Wednesday 3rd May
Those sailing would buddy up with an able bodied member of Barclays staff and all costs including flights back to the Island are being met by Barclays. The only cost those selected to sail will have to pay will be for insurance.
This amazing opportunity is available to our members and also to any person living on the Island. If you are eligible and interested or if you know someone who is physically disabled who might be interested then please email Darren.Thorn@jst.org.uk at the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Their website is www.jst.org.uk
There is no upper age limit so come on you older ones there is no reason you cannot apply.
On Friday 30th December by the kind permission of Shoprite our Bag Pack was held at their Port Erin store and raised £722.
Organiser Margaret Brierley said "I am delighted that so many people supported us and we were able to share with them what our charity does. It was particularly pleasing that on each of the till aisles we had at least one of our enabled sailors helping. They along with our other helpers made the day a great success”
Thank you to all who contributed, our helpers and Shoprite for allowing us to hold the bag pack.Helping on the day were Margaret, Ade, Frank, Paul, Ann, Don, Carole plus two friends,Arne, Neil and Gill, Nicky, Ian , Sarah C, Sarah S, Peter C plus his mum and dad.
In 2017 we have a range of safety items; which includes flares, lifer aft, and man over board recovery system that requires replacing or servicing and the money raised will be used to fund this important work.
Saturday 3 December Monica and Ian Clark represented the charity at a coffee morning organised by the Peel Charity at which a number of cheques were presented to Island Charities.
Sailing for the Disabled were very pleased to have been selected and to be given a wonderful donation of £2,500.
Their continuing support of has helped with the purchase of our new boat Pride of Mann III in 2014 and this latest donation cheque will be used for the provision of a large size waterproof suit (XXXL) and replacement waterproof coastal jackets which we make available to our members when they sail.
We wish to thank you the Trustees and the volunteers to help at this wonderful charity shop for this very generous donation.
Our excellent Autumn 2016 Newsletter which has been produced by Linda McCauley has now been released and it has been emailed to all members who have email accounts, hardcopies have been posted to members who don’t have access to the internet.
The Newsletter is available by clicking here for you to read.
Following the resignation of Steven Dennett and Michelle Felton from the charity, both who were elected as committee members at the September AGM and who held the positions of Vice Chairman and Membership Secretary there have been some changes in the organisation.
Neil Johnson has become Vice Chairman and Carole Quayle and Roy Maddrell have been co-opted onto the committee.
Monica Clark has offered to carry out the Membership Secretary role, a position that she previously had and which she carried out professionally.
Should any other member wish to help with administration or committee work please can you contact the Chairman Arne Dahn by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Your assistance would be appreciated and without people to carry out the administration functions the charity would not operate.