Its not long to the Parish Walk and member Mark Buttery is walking and will be raising money for SFTD and Rushen primary school special needs unit, who will be sailing with us in July. Please support Mark and sponsor him, he can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone on 455786.
If anyone else is entering will they please consider raising money for us or you if you fancy holding a coffee morning, a sponsored slim, achieving a milestone birthday or anniversary, a dress down day or something really daunting such as the End to End, we are most grateful if you choose to nominate Sailing for the Disabled as your chosen charity.
Personal sponsorship forms may be downloaded from our website www.sftd-iom.com Further information may be obtained from any of the Committee members shown on this site.
Your membership subscription for the period April 2013 - March 2014 was due on the 1st April, which is when our membership year begins. Thanks to those of you who have already paid and if you have overlooked paying then you need to do so now as failure to pay means that you are not entitled to participate in the charities activities.
Payments should be made to the Membership Secretary, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan, IM3 4AN.
Corporate membership contracts also start on the 1st April. To renew your membership and receive a new certificate for the 2013-14 year you should contact Anne-Marie Cryer on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 483553.
This is an urgent appeal for help in managing the collection boxes we have at retail premises across the Island. Stuart Brierley, co-ordinator of collecting boxes needs your assistance to look after a specific number of boxes. The work involved is not onerous - just a couple of hours every two months to check the boxes you are allocated, swap the full ones for empty ones and to drop the full ones down to Manx Marine.
This income helps in the running of the charity and allows the charity to fee the membership fee at the nominal £10 per year.
Help is specifically requiired at the following locations.
DOUGLAS/ONCHAN, PEEL, CASTLETOWN/BALLASALLA, SANTON/BRADDAN, PULROSE/ANAGH COOAR AND LAXEY
Please give Stuart a call on 832212 if you are able to help.
The following were lucky enough to win the 100 Club draw for May.
1 Bodystat £30
2 C G Swales £20
3 Alan Young £10
Despite it being a Bank Holiday weekend with people away enjoying the long break, just short of 100 members and friends gathered at the Empress Hotel last Friday to enjoy the music and join in with the dancing to the Manx Calor Gas Ceildih Band. Quizzes were provided for everyone to test their Manx knowledge and the Empress Hotel provided a tasty hot-pot supper.
Chairman Rodger Clague held an auction for dinner for six on board Pride of Mann II and this, together with the raffle etc, raised in excess of £750 for our Charity.
A most enjoyable event - thanks to all that supported us.
Unfortunately we find ourselves without a Secretary and Monica Clark has stepped in to fill the gap for the time being. However, this is only a temporary move and we really need someone to come forward with a view to standing for election at the AGM in September 2013.
Monica is prepared to work alongside someone over the next few months so that they have an insight into the job, so give it some thought, and if you think you can help, contact your Chairman, Rodger Clague, on email@example.com or 627057.
Why not make a New Year's resolution to join the 100 Club and help fund your Charity. We are looking to increase the membership of the Club as the value of the prizes could increase with a full complement of 100 to a 1st prize of £50, 2nd prize of £30 and 3rd prize of £20, as well as providing more funds to maintain Pride of Mann II.
With our current membership the prizes are 1st £30, 2nd £18 and 3rd £12. Still worth winning, so if you would like to take part in this monthly draw, please contact Liz on 627057 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org