Sadly, our friend and fellow sailor Stuart Brierley, passed away in December.
It is Margaret's dearest wish that as many members and former members of Sailing for the Disabled will be able to attend the funeral at Douglas Crematorium on 18th January, at 1.00pm . Afterwards all are warmly welcomed to the Albert Hotel, Port St Mary, 3.00 pm, where we can celebrate his life, meet his family and reminisce. Stuart loved the sea, the sailing and he worked tirelessly for years fund-raising for Sailing for the Disabled.
To honour Stuart and his love of the sea and our charity, Margaret has specifically requested that if possible we all wear our brightest sailing gear on the occasion. It will bring great comfort to her.
Please inform anyone who knew Stuart, who may not have Internet access, of the arrangements and invitation.
It is with an immense sadness and sense of loss, that Sailing for the Disabled announces the passing of Stuart Brierley. Stuart was a huge supporter of the charity and for many years organised and implemented our collecting box network across the Island. A great character, and a loving husband, we extend our sincere condolences to Margaret and the rest of his family at this time.
Yesterday's bag pack in Onchan Shoprite raised £412.83 for the charity. Pretty good for such a foul day with footie on the telly! Thanks to the team of Chris, Mike, Tony, Dawn( and moi) for giving up their time to help and doing a great PR job
There will be one of our famous coffee mornings on the boat on Saturday 10th December from 10am -1pm.
Why not take a break from Christmas shopping and come down for a cuppa, cake and a catch-up with your sailing pals?
Donations of any baked goods will be most welcome!
We are extremely grateful to LMS Partners putting our name forward as the beneficiary of the final night collection after Disney's Moana JR musical at the Gaiety Theatre. The audience were very generous and we received £172.99 in donations. This is an astonishing number considering the challenges that households are facing, and the fact that this was a childrens production, right at the end of the half-term period.
The costs incurred in providing the services to our members are challenging, and the receipt of the funds from the collection will help with the day-to-day running of the vessel.
A big thank you to all supporters and our collecting volunteers.