Wheelchair sailboat is given a big boost

From left: PO Adam Hilton,  Father Christmas, Captain Peter Towell, CPO Chris 'Paddy' Gilkes and Malcolm Dent

Engineers spread Christmas joy

0
Have your say

MORE than £3,500 has been raised for charities by partygoers.

The Emsworth Business Association’s annual black and white charity ball at the Brookfield Hotel raised cash for The Wheelyboat Trust and the JQD project.

It is a joint venture between Thorney Island’s Army Welfare Service, Thorney Island Sailing Club and The Wheelyboat Trust.

The project is named after John Q Davis, Chichester Harbour Conservancy’s manager and harbour master who died sailing in 2010.

It has funded, supplied and equipped a wheelchair accessible Mk IV Wheelyboat for use in and around Chichester Harbour for the benefit of individuals, families, groups and organisations seating up to 12 passengers, including four wheelchair users.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Wheelyboat Trust.

Ian McCoy, skipper of the JQD comments, ‘The funds and awareness of the project will make 2015 a great year for the JQD.’

Go to jqdwheelyboat.co.uk.