Adventurers aim high with a year’s worth of activities

SKIPPER Alan Priddy on Lively Lady at her home berth at Port Solent Marina

SKIPPER Alan Priddy on Lively Lady at her home berth at Port Solent Marina

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YOUNG adventurers who are gearing up for a round-the-world voyage have set out a year’s worth of activities to help them on their way.

Youngsters from the Around and Around sailing charity are hoping to sail Sir Alec Rose’s legendary yacht Lively Lady around the globe.

But first they need to raise enough money to support the project.

The group, who are based at Port Solent, have now laid down a string of events to see them through the next year.

The charity’s founder, sailor Alan Priddy, said: ‘It’s going to be an exciting year.

‘It’s a new year and we have a new plan. Our biggest problem is finding kids and trying to get their interest.

‘Starting from our first meeting in the new year we are going to teach them basic life skills like cooking, sewing, basic electronics, that sort of thing. So we’re looking for more people to join in with that stuff.’

One of the charity’s fundraising ideas will be an event in the spring called I’m Not a Celebrity, Make Me Stay.

A group of people will be put into a life raft and they will pay a donation to vote for who stays in there the longest.

The charity will launch a massive recruitment drive to help bring new young adults into the team.

The group has also planned fundraising events including a summer ball.

The youngsters will give talks and presentations about their experiences on the project and the history of Lively Lady.

And as a reward for all their hard work during the year, the youngsters will sail around Britain or to France in the summer.

Mr Priddy added: ‘It would be a huge achievement for them and we are leaving it up to them to decide where they want to go.

‘I think it will probably be around Britain because they thoroughly enjoyed that when we did it last year.’

Lively Lady returned from her last wound-the-world trip in 2008.

For more details about the project and how you can join, visit aroundandaround.org or call 07802 237125.

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