The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of December 2019 are:
First prize - Number 53 Dave Bridson £30
Second prize - Number 37 Rod Forshaw £12.50
Third prize - Number 31 Mike Quirk £7.50
The CHRISTMAS BONUS prize of £10 goes to Neil Johnson
May we please remind those 100 Club members who haven't returned their new standing order form for the 100 Club subscription to do so. Please send it to Margaret in the stamped address envelope your received earlier this year. Thank you for your continuing support.
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!
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 here.
The Bag pack last Sunday at Shoprite in Ramsey was a roaring succes indeed on two fronts. With 13 volunteers! and both shoppers and packers all in good holiday spirits, goodwill was all around.
We are delighted to tell you that we collected a grand total of £663.10, £78.00 of which came from the sale of 14 bags (two sparkling sales whizz-kids discovered in May-Shui and Anthony!) We could have sold more, if we hadn't run out of bags at 1.00pm!
Sporting smart shirts with the SFTD logo and their names embroidered on, were Samantha and Rocky, who each sat astride a blue bucket, looking for all the world as if they were at the helm. They attracted a lot of attention. Thank you Sarah for dressing your bears so smartly. They are a credit to the charity. As indeed you ALL are!!
Thank you Margaret for getting Peter, myself, the lucre and all our equipment home safely on that long, wet and wild night!
And a big thank you to Shoprite for having us.
It is with great sorrow that we have to inform you that Mr Ivor Mellor, one of the co-founders of Sailing for the Disabled, has passed away.
Mr Mellor, the then Head of Physiotherapy Service for the Isle of Man, knew there were disabled people who would like to sail. Dave Bridson remembers:
“It was back in the early eighties that I met Ivor in the Aquadome, both happily swimming about. It was then he asked me was I interested in sailing. I said that I was. He then went on to tell me that he was involved with the Creg Ny Baa social club, who had raised enough money to purchase a secondhand sailing cruiser and would I be interested in joining the group. The rest as they say is history.
I found Ivor to be a very kind man, who could quietly encourage people to do things outside their comfort zone. He knew so many people and was always raising money for good causes. He was simply a good man.”
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Saturday morning from 9.30 onwards we will have a cleaning session to make sure the inside of the boat looks as good as the outside does. All members are invited to come and give a hand.
We look forward to seeing you at the boat!