The Cowes Sailability Club annual Christmas party was a fun night out, enjoyed by members and volunteers, as well as guests from organisations that had supported the club during the year.


The Cowes Sailability Club Christmas party is always a highly enjoyable evening and a highlight among the land-based social activities organised by the club each year.  The 2016 party was certainly no exception.  It was attended by over 50 members, volunteers and supporters who not only enjoyed a three-course meal, but also shared a lot of laughter while participating in a range of games and competitions.

A raffle held during the evening raised nearly £300, thanks in part to the local telecommunications business WightFibre, which donated a Kindle as first prize.   John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre says: “As an Isle of Wight business we are proud to support local organisations that improve the quality of life of Island residents.  We were pleased to be able to provide a prize for the Cowes Sailability Club raffle and are delighted that it helped to raise such a significant sum to support the club’s activities in 2017.”

Janet Coates, the club’s training administrator won a prize for her home-made, decorated Christmas hat.  The team prize for the best limerick was fiercely contested and only narrowly won, as all the entries were deemed highly entertaining.  Furthermore, a game aptly called ‘heads and bums’ caused a lot of amusement, while also raising £63 for club funds.

“It was a top night out,” says Cowes Sailability Club Secretary Barry Myland, who donned a Christmas jumper for the event.  “It is always very special to see disabled people, volunteers and representatives from local businesses coming together at the Christmas party and having a fantastic time.”