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A commercial shipping company based in Cowes has made a generous donation to Cowes Sailability Club to help it resume its water-based activities for people with disabilities this summer.

Carisbrooke Shipping has selected Cowes Sailability Club, from among several other worthwhile local charities, to receive a donation of £1,000.  This welcome funding will be used by Cowes Sailability Club to organise accessible and COVID-secure boating and sailing activities for people with disabilities, when the current lockdown and social distancing restrictions are eased.

“Every year, Carisbrooke Shipping makes a charitable donation to good causes on the Isle of Wight, supporting the work of the island’s many local charities,” says Lisa Straughton, HR Manager at Carisbrooke Shipping.  “We are delighted to be able to donate £1,000 to Cowes Sailability Club, an organisation that works hard to create wonderful opportunities for people with disabilities on the island.”

Trish Rooke, Cowes Sailability Club’s Fundraising Officer, was delighted to receive news of the donation.  “At present, volunteers at Cowes Sailability Club are working hard behind the scenes in the hope that we will be able to resume our sailing and boating activities this summer.  The donation from Carisbrooke Shipping will enable us to charter motorboats and large sailing boats, with which it will be possible to have fun and retain social distancing.”

Carisbrooke Shipping owns or operates a fleet of over 30 modern dry cargo and multi-purpose vessels from offices in Cowes and Dordrecht in Holland.  Founded in the 1960s, it transports cargo not only to the Isle of Wight, but all around the world.