There will be one of our famous coffee mornings on the boat on Saturday 10th December from 10am -1pm.
Why not take a break from Christmas shopping and come down for a cuppa, cake and a catch-up with your sailing pals?
Donations of any baked goods will be most welcome!
MOANA JR musical
We are extremely grateful to LMS Partners putting our name forward as the beneficiary of the final night collection after Disney's Moana JR musical at the Gaiety Theatre. The audience were very generous and we received £172.99 in donations. This is an astonishing number considering the challenges that households are facing, and the fact that this was a childrens production, right at the end of the half-term period.
The costs incurred in providing the services to our members are challenging, and the receipt of the funds from the collection will help with the day-to-day running of the vessel.
A big thank you to all supporters and our collecting volunteers.
Passing of David Robert Jones
A heartfelt thank you to the family for bringing our charity forward for donations in memory of David. He will be remembered as an ethusiastic sailor and his company was appreciated by many fellow sailors.
Our thoughts are with his wife Susan, family and friends
Covid 19 Recomendations - update October 2022.
1 If you have any Covid symptoms, please do not come sailing- stay at home and consider doing a lateral flow test.
2 When on the boat, remember that frequent handwashing remains good practice. We are still providing goodly amounts of handwash & sanitiser for you!
3 Face masks are still available on the boat for those that chose to wear them.
4 And of course, we wil continue to respect the choices of our fellow crew when " staying safe".
Any future changes to this advice will be posted here when necessary.
4th October 2022.
Charity Conversion and Structure
On 1 July 2022 after nearly 12 months of work your charity successfully converted to a Company limited by guarantee and all memberships, assets and liabilities transferred to the new charity. This is a great step in the development of your Charity. The new charity is also called Sailing for the Disabled, and the old charity will be dissolved following the AGM in November 2022. This is an administrative change and should make no difference to most members.
With the conversion, the structure of the charity was developed to meet the new legal form. The diagrame explains the new structure.
The Board comprises of a Chairman, Vice-Charman, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board is responsible for the overall management of your charity. They then appoint three committees to deal with operational matters. Each committee is led by a Board member and provides the reporting link back to the committees. The committee have delegated authority from the Board to deal with their field and significant matters will be referred to the Board for approval.
The current Board members responsible for the committees are:-
Andrew Evans – Sailing Committee
Paul Atkinson – Fundraising Committee
Carole Quayle – Engagement Committee
Members have been approached to join these committees and the committees have started activity. We would welcome contact from members interested in joining any of the committees.