Young Sailors Helping Shoppers
YOUNG sailors, who are heading off on a potentially life-changing sailing adventure, have been raising money for their voyage by helping shoppers in Tavistock.
Ten members of Weir Quay Sailing Club cadets spent their Saturday at Morrison’s supermarket, packing bags to raise funds for their forthcoming trip on Leader, in April.
Club member Sue Coomber, who will be a group leader on the voyage, said: “They raised the magnificent total of £521. They worked extremely hard and looked very smart in their specially made hoodies which were designed by club secretary Rosie Hinge and generously supplied by the club. Many thanks to Weir Quay Sailing Club and to Morrisons for making us welcome.”
Trinity’s Marketing & Sales Manager, Harry Gottschalk, said: “We were all very impressed by their efforts. We do provide subsidies to help cover the cost of our sail training experiences for disadvantaged young people, however, we always see more positive and lasting outcomes for the young people when they contribute as they feel like they have earnt their right to be on board.”