Article MHBS Charitable Foundation makes grant to Sailability

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MHBS Charitable Foundation makes grant to Sailability

MHBS Charitable Foundation makes grant to Sailability

Market Harborough Building Society’s Charitable Foundation awards grants to worthy causes in the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland region. Most recently, the Charitable Foundation awarded £2,260 to Northampton Sailability, a local organisation which helps people of all abilities experience the joys of sailing in a safe and friendly environment. This grant helped them to purchase a new dinghy to add to their diverse fleet of specialist boats.

We travelled to Pitsford reservoir to meet Sailability and find out more about the important work they do.

Sailability is dedicated to providing a safe and friendly environment in which people of all abilities can experience sailing. With an aim of meeting the needs and aspirations of all of their members, they maintain a variety of boats and operate with a high instructor to sailor ratio.

During the summer, Sailability meet two or three times a week for group or individual sailing sessions – from leisurely rides around the reservoir to racing. Members have opportunities to participate in a range of activities, including yachting in the UK and abroad and can even earn recognised sailing qualifications.

 

As Sailability is a Royal Yachting Association training centre, they can offer nationally recognised qualifications up to Assistant Instructor level. This means both members and volunteers of the club can progress through multiple routes towards independent sailing, including a specialist scheme for people with learning disabilities.

Sailability are always looking for new volunteers to join their crew, so if you’re interested send an email to sec@northamptonsailability.org.uk

If you would like to find out more about the work of the Charitable Foundation, or how you can apply for a grant, visit the Charitable Foundation webpage. The board of independent trustees meet four times a year and review each application individually.

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Sailability are always looking for new volunteers to join their crew, so if you’re interested send an email to sec@northamptonsailability.org.uk