Cowes Sailability Club is delighted to welcome fifteen new people to its growing crew of members and volunteers.
Membership Secretary Barry Myland at the Volunteers Fair in Northwood House
Cowes Sailability Club is steadily expanding and has welcomed five new members in the last few weeks. Despite disabilities ranging from impaired vision and rheumatoid arthritis to a rare genetic condition, this enthusiastic group can look forward to an exciting summer of new experiences on the water.
In addition, ten people have recently signed up to join the club’s existing and committed team of volunteers. With a range of skills and experiences, these kind-hearted individuals will provide invaluable support and help the club to organise, fund and operate an increasing number of boating trips this year. The new volunteers were recruited following a series of promotional activities, including a Volunteers Fair at Northwood House in Cowes on 1st May. Organised by Community Action Isle of Wight, the event hosted over 30 local charities and provided an ideal forum for meeting people.
“It is always great to see new faces at the club, and I would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone,” says Patrick de Peyer, Commodore of Cowes Sailability Club. “I am sure our new members will have a lot of fun on our boats, as well as make new friends.”
He adds, “I am particularly delighted to welcome so many new volunteers to the club and feel incredibly grateful to them all for their offers of support. Cowes Sailability Club is entirely run by volunteers, and even a few hours’ help a month can make a big difference to the opportunities we can provide.”
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