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Its two years ago on the 28 September 2014 that members of the charity and friends gathered together to greet Pride of Mann III as she first sailed into Douglas harbour.
Time and tide wait for no man and how true this is. Its hard to believe that two years have passed and that we now take for granted having this amazing yacht and her facilities. Over the two years she has sailed over 5400 miles and had on-board a number of first time sailors, some in their wheelchairs, along with our regular members and community group users. In total over the two years 1500 berths have been filled on 200 sails. Not bad going for an organisation run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations!
We are still sailing and will do so throughout the winter. Whilst it’s the autumn sailing it’s a good time to get out on the water for a sail, so come on and book your sail.
New committee member Michelle Felton has taken over as membership secretary from Monica Clark. The contact details are unchanged the mobile number is 471666 and the email address is email@example.com
Chairman Arne Dahn and the committee wish to thank Monica for all the work she has done as Membership Secretary and greatly appreciated her help and guidance in managing our membership records.
Arne said “Monica is very well organised and the committee could depend on her to process the new applications for membership in a speedy and professional manner. Monica is very diligent and at membership renewal time in April she could be relied upon to chase up the payment of subscriptions. Whilst she will be a hard act to follow I am sure Michelle will step up to the mark”
On Saturday 17th September the weather was kind to us for our Flag Day collection at Port Erin, but the kindness and warmth of the of the people who made donations out shone the weather.
With the help of Adrienne, Frank,Margaret, Michelle,Steven,Phil, Monica,Ian and Frank B the magnificent sum of £409 was raised which will be used to purchase replacement life jackets.
Organiser Adrienne Sanderson who is an adopted southsider said "Living in Port Erin I know the warmth and support the people of the Port Erin and the area give to community causes and I was delighted today with the support we received and the recognition Sailing for the Disabled has in providing the service offered"
Thank you to all who contributed, our helpers and Port Erin Commissioners for allowing us the make the collection..
When you are out and about in the shops, cafes,pubs, petrol stations etc please keep an eye out to see if they have a SFTD charity box on the counter. If they don't you could ask them if they would be willing to have one. Please let Stuart know by calling him on 832212 if you find a new site or if the box is full and needs changing.
Every box out there raises the profile of the charity and brings in extra cash to help run the charity, its pennies from heaven which make pounds for the charity.
If you are able to helpout by looking after some of our existing sites -please contact Stuart.