Jubilee Sailing Trust is all about what people can do, in their own way. We are grateful to all our supporters who are rising to personal challenges to fundraise to help others take part in JST voyages. Here are some who have recently sent us their stories.
Claire Louise Smith:
On the 8th of September 2012 I will be embarking on a challenge of both body and mind. To walk the Trans Pennine Trail from coast-to-coast, between Southport and Hornsea, 215 miles (346Km) in 12 days. All in aid of The Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Over the years I have seen first hand the truly wonderful work The Jubilee Sailing Trust does and have chosen this challenge to raise some money to help the trust continue giving people the opportunity to experience the adventure of tall ship sailing.
So with all this in mind I would like to ask my friends, family, facebook buddies, work colleagues, well come to think of it, anyone else, if they would be able to help me raise my target total of £2500 for The Jubilee Sailing Trust. Whether it is in the form of sponsorship or in supporting me in any other way you can think of I would be delighted.
Please sponsor Claire here http://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Smith29
Danny Taylor and Liz Cussans: we have enjoyed 2 fantastic voyages on the Lord Nelson and met some truly inspiring people. As Danny has limited mobility due to an accident many years ago, this would not have been possible without the JST, the only organisation where mixed ability tall ship sailing can happen. Liz got taken along as a 'buddy’ but also became hooked on the whole JST experience.
We now want to give something back and have decided to ride the Hull to Harwich cycle route (part of the North Sea cycle route) this summer to raise money for this wonderful cause. Danny rides a hand-cycle and Liz rides a small folding bike which keeps better pace with Danny so we expect the whole trip to take about 10 days starting on Sunday 10th June 2012 leaving the centre of Hull in the morning and arriving (hopefully) on 20th or June in Harwich.
If you would like to sponsor us, please go to this page or send cheques direct to the JST.
Malcolm Glaister: I'm cycling from London to Paris for Jubilee Sailing trust because this can make a difference.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust is sending their tall ship TS LORD NELSON around the world on an adventure that most of the crew could normally only dream about. For disabled people, getting around town is hard enough, but the facing and beating the challenge of being at sea for a number of days, and taking an active role in setting the sails, steering and even climbing the masts is a fantastic opportunity.
Over the past few years, I've been a little involved with raising money for Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and other military charities (and we're holding the annual shoot again this year on 28 June). This has opened my eyes to the challenges that our injured servicemen and women face when they return home. The environment that the Jubilee Sailing Trust create on their tall ships, treating able and disabled people equally, all part of the crew, will allow a recovering soldier or marine to face their new challenge through a different lens and hopefully give them something to draw upon in the future.
This ride aims to raise enough money to send one of our injured servicemen on one of the legs of this adventure.
It's £15 for every one of the 290 miles that we're riding. Please help in any way you can.
Thanks - Malcolm
Thanks - Malcolm