People with disabilities on the Isle of Wight can enjoy sailing and boating with confidence, equipped with new life jackets purchased with a grant from the Postcode Community Trust.

Cowes Sailability Club has received an award of £670 from the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.  This much-appreciated grant has been used to purchase ten new life jackets, which will be worn during sailing and boating excursions by adults and children with disabilities, learning difficulties and long-term, debilitating medical conditions.
“Safety is of paramount importance when we take groups of vulnerable people with disabilities onto the water,” says Patrick de Peyer, Commodore of Cowes Sailability Club.  “Thanks to the support of the Postcode Community Trust, we have been able to replace some of our older life jackets with new ones and ensure everyone is properly equipped for trips on the water.”
Trish Rooke, Fundraising Officer at Cowes Sailability Club adds, “Grants like the one from the Postcode Community Trust are absolutely vital for Cowes Sailability Club and help us to provide life-enhancing experiences for people who face daily challenges from physical or mental health conditions.  I would like to thank everyone who plays the People’s Postcode Lottery and let them know how much their support is appreciated.”

Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to raise money to support community groups and has awarded over £6 million in grants since this time.  It has a particular focus on supporting organisations that provide sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which help to improve a community’s physical and mental health. More information about the Postcode Community Trust can be found at:

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