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Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation funds London based sailing club

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has awarded a grant of £3,855 to London Corinthian Sailing Club.

The money granted will be used to fund 32 underprivileged and excluded 16-24 year olds from Hammersmith and Fulham who are unable to fund the sailing courses themselves to participate in a 3 day RYA Level 1 course. Following this 8 students who show willing and determination will be selected to take part in an RYA level 2 course.

Youths from The Bridge AP Academy which is a Secondary Alternative Provision Academy that provides full time education and support for young people who are not accessing mainstream schools will be just some of those that will benefit from this grant.

On completion of RYA level 1 all successful students will be offered free membership of the club which will give them access to club facilities in line with their sailing needs. There will be a range of sailing options to encourage the students to develop their sailing further with the long term possibility of pursuing it as a career.

Speaking on behalf of the sailing club Mark Pearson, Commodore, said ""London Corinthian Sailing Club (LCSC) is delighted to have been awarded a grant by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation to support our new initiative to get excluded and underprivileged young people out sailing on our stretch of the Thames at Hammersmith. Not only will the young people be learning to sail but also developing all important skills such as teamwork and communication to help them in life more generally. This initiative is an extension of the inclusive ethos of our club. Sailing can be perceived as an exclusive sport but at LCSC we ensure we offer a breadth of sailing opportunities for all types of Londoners".

(Press Release : Tuesday 26th May 2015)

For further information contact:
Amy Harvey- Communications Coordinator
Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
amy@andrewsimpsonsailing.org
07554 968 968
www.andrewsimpsonfoundation.co.uk

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Last updated 14:12 on 21 March 2017

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