Sailfree-donation

B&ES Yorkshire regional chairman Daniel Ball (left) presents a cheque for £3,000 to Paul Karran, commodore of Otley Sailing Club.

UK: A sailing charity has received a further £2,000 donation from the B&ES Yorkshire Region.

The Sailfree charity initiative at Otley Sailing Club in West Yorkshire was in receipt of a £2,000 donation following the B&ES Yorkshire Region annual ball earlier this year. The group made a similar donation after last year’s event.

The money was raised during the annual ball and training awards event organised by the B&ES Yorkshire Region, in partnership with training provider Building Engineering Services Training (BEST), at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.

Part of Sailability, the charitable arm of the Royal Yachting Association, Sailfree provides around 1,000 sailing sessions a year to individuals with all types of disabilities and illnesses, who are thus able to enjoy a degree of freedom and independence usually denied them.