• The Burro Dragon

  • Some of the helpers at the bag pack Shoprite Port Erin

  • Attending the Lusitania memorial 3 May at Peel

  • I enjoyed my birthday out sailing

  • We like sailing, why don't you join us.

  • Peel Clothworkers primary school pay their first visit

  • Visitors to our waters

News

Bag pack results Shoprite Ramsey

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.

Boat cleaning morning

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!

A generous donation from Peel Charity Shop

We had a truly inspiring Morning at the Peel Charity shop event. 14 Charities each gave a short presentation and were rewarded with cheques. 
SAILING FOR THE DISABLED received a cheque for £2,500 - absolutely amazing!
We explained this fantastic contribution would go towards a new propeller and a rope cutter. Also how inspired and grateful we are to be chosen to receive such an award. We thanked the Peel Charity for their wonderful hard work and support. 
We showed a photo of POMIII and talked about the adaptions made to accommodate wheelchairs as well as listing "who can sail with us" eg those recovering from a stroke, heart attack, depression + autistic, visually impaired etc etc.
The short talk was very well received and even caused a ripple of laughter when I explained the toilets are called "heads". 
We chatted to many of the 100 or so people present afterwards, also gave out leaflets and believe there will be several new disabled people joining.

Thank you Margaret, Adrienne, Peter and Lesley for being such excellent ambassadors for our Charity!

Disability Awareness Training

"DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING- LAST CHANCE!!
There are still a couple of places available on the disability awareness training on Sunday 8th December.
Any volunteer crew who haven't attended yet please contact Carole Q on 480652/ carolequayle@gmail.com to reserve a place.
You know who you are...... :-)"

May your Christmas be bright & merry

During the Festive Season it is customary to send Christmas messages to clients and customers. Perhaps, this year, instead of sending cards, you might possibly consider donating to one of our local charities, thus providing valuable help in maintaining the many services provided to our Community. 

"Sailing for the Disabled" would be thrilled to receive one such donation, enabling us to continue providing the sailing experience to individuals with disabilities. Most charities are currently struggling to generate funds and certainly any one of the Island's charities would be grateful to receive a donation, especially at this time of year. 

Notwithstanding, on behalf of all our volunteers and members, Sailing for the Disabled would like to wish you and your team a very Merry Christmas and a successful and prosperous 2020

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