Much appreciated new funds have been raised with the generous support of Sainsbury’s in Newport and the Bembridge Townswomen’s Evening Guild.
Cowes Sailability Club has received donations worth around £400 following two highly successful fundraising events on the Isle of Wight. The money raised will pay for enough fuel for the club’s motor catamaran to make more than 35 trips, enabling up to 280 adults and children with disabilities and their carers to have an inspiring experience on the water.
More than £240 was collected by volunteers and members of Cowes Sailability Club at Sainsbury’s in Newport on 1st April, supported by Horatio, the club’s mascot in his sports car. A further £150 was raised by members of the Bembridge Townswomen’s Evening Guild during a coffee morning and cake sale that took place on 12 March.
The Bembridge Townswomen’s Evening Guild was introduced to Cowes Sailability Club by one of its members, Mary Chadwick, who gave a short talk about the boating excursions that the club offers specifically for disabled people. “Every year the guild selects one or two local charities to support,” she says. “We are delighted to have been able to raise money for such a worthwhile cause and hope it will help many disabled people to experience boating for the first time.”