The Script: SuperheroesiTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

'Sail For A Fiver' Scheme Receives £100,000 Donation


8:07am 27th February 2014

A generous donation is giving more children in Dorset the chance to sail on the waters where Team GB won Olympic Gold.

The Chesil Trust has received £100,000 from the widow of a man named Rod Shipley who passed away in 2012.

That money is being used to support their "Sail for a Fiver" programme that sees Year 6 pupils pay the reduced fee to take to the water and learn how to sail boats at the prestigious Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Di Ludlow, Chairman of The Chesil Trust said the special programme has improved access to the sport for loads of youngster's right across Dorset;

"The Sail for a Fiver" scheme has enabled over 12,000 Dorset children between the ages of 10 and 11 to experience sailing on our Olympic waters.  

The scheme will be renamed the  "Rod Shipley Sail for a Fiver" scheme in recognition and thanks to Mrs Shipley for the generous donation in memory of Rod".   

Mrs Shipley's kind donation will help keep the popular sailing programme running for another 3 years.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book Your Table

For sales in January and March

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference

business directory button