The Cowes Sailability Club annual Christmas party was a fun night out, enjoyed by members and volunteers, as well as guests from organisations that had supported the club during the year.
The Cowes Sailability Club Christmas party is always a highly enjoyable evening and a highlight among the land-based social activities organised by the club each year. The 2016 party was certainly no exception. It was attended by over 50 members, volunteers and supporters who not only enjoyed a three-course meal, but also shared a lot of laughter while participating in a range of games and competitions.
A raffle held during the evening raised nearly £300, thanks in part to the local telecommunications business WightFibre, which donated a Kindle as first prize. John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre says: “As an Isle of Wight business we are proud to support local organisations that improve the quality of life of Island residents. We were pleased to be able to provide a prize for the Cowes Sailability Club raffle and are delighted that it helped to raise such a significant sum to support the club’s activities in 2017.”
Janet Coates, the club’s training administrator won a prize for her home-made, decorated Christmas hat. The team prize for the best limerick was fiercely contested and only narrowly won, as all the entries were deemed highly entertaining. Furthermore, a game aptly called ‘heads and bums’ caused a lot of amusement, while also raising £63 for club funds.
“It was a top night out,” says Cowes Sailability Club Secretary Barry Myland, who donned a Christmas jumper for the event. “It is always very special to see disabled people, volunteers and representatives from local businesses coming together at the Christmas party and having a fantastic time.”