Chesil Sailing Trust Celebrates Cash Injection

Chesil Sailing Trust

Published at 9:13am 2nd December 2015.

The Chesil Sailing Trust, which helps disadvantaged and disabled young people enjoy the thrill of sailing off Weymouth and Portland, has had a cash boost.

The Chesil Sailing Trust, which helps disadvantaged and disabled young people enjoy the thrill of sailing off Weymouth and Portland, has had a cash boost.
 
Battens Solicitors' charitable trust, has handed them 200 pounds, bringing its total donations to just under £1,000 in recent years.
 
The CST is based at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), which is also supported by Battens.
 
Ray Edwards, a director at Battens, said: "The CST has introduced the thrill of sailing to a whole new generation who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to enjoy the sport.
 
"By tying our colours to its mast, we can help the CST make sailing so much more accessible and keep the Olympic legacy alive."
 
One of the CST's best known initiatives is the 'Rod Shipley Sail for a Fiver' scheme which allows 2,000 school children to try sailing or windsurfing every year.
 
John Tweed, who is CST chairman of trustees and former chief executive of WPNSA, said: "Battens' generous support has contributed towards introducing more than 16,000 young people to the water under our various programmes with a number being supported through further Royal Yachting Association qualifications.
 
"We also help disadvantaged young people change their lives and gain qualifications to help them into employment in the UK and abroad.
 
"I would like to emphasise just how grateful we are for Battens' latest contribution and its ongoing support."
 
Sir Ben Ainslie led the way with a gold medal as Team GB's sailing squad competed on the waters off Weymouth and Portland at the 2012 Olympics.
 
Battens is a Legal 500 firm with offices in Dorchester, Weymouth, Sherborne, Yeovil and London.
 
It set up its charitable trust in 1985 to support community initiatives, local charities and other causes, and has over the years donated more than £500,000 to support the local community.
 
For more details visit www.battens.co.uk or call 01305 250560.