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Volunteer Minibus Drivers Urgently Needed

People living with sight loss in West Sussex need your support today! To ensure that a diagnosis of sight loss is not a one way road to isolation 4Sight Vision Support are in urgent need of Minibus Volunteers to drive members to and from clubs and social activities.

We urgently need support in Littlehampton, as the club struggles to meet due to transport not being available and may have to close.

4Sight Vision Support are also recruiting support across the county to support our 30+ volunteer led clubs.

VICTORY FOR SUSSEX SAILORS AT NATIONAL RYA SAILABILITY MULTICLASS REGATTA

Seven sailors from Sussex Sailability had a successful weekend at the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta, the UK’s biggest disability sailing event of its kind, on 05–07 July at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The seven competed in five different boats in the Weta and RS Venture classes, with Chris Hodge from Shoreham and Tony McCoy from Brighton taking victory in the Weta class. This was Sussex Sailability's biggest participation in the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta yet.

‘Sight loss charity needs your support when you shop’

This year, 4Sight Vision Support has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

At a time when funds for charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in West Sussex.

BOAT AWARD FOR YOUNG FELPHAM SAILOR

Sophie Cuthbert from Felpham is one of twelve promising sailors and windsurfers from across the UK who have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat or windsurfing board for the next two years thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard partnership.

FELPHAM SAILING CLUB IS RYA CLUB OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Felpham Sailing Club has been recognised as a finalist in the prestigious 2019 RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award, supported by Gallagher.
Voting is now open for the annual award, which recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK, promoting the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club.

Felpham Sailing Club, located in the village of Felpham near Bognor Regis, is one of 11 finalists from across the UK selected by the RYA Awards Panel.

Volunteer mini bus drivers needed.

4Sight Vision Support are looking for volunteer mini bus drivers to help provide social activities and excursions driving their mini bus. This transport ensures that people living with sight loss can attend our volunteer led clubs. Our Clubs aim to empower people with sight loss to participate fully in their community, maintaining and improving their quality of life. They also give opportunity to meet other people and stay active.
We are particularly seeking support in the Littlehampton area currently.

Push the Boat Out

PUSH THE BOAT OUT IS HERE - TRY SAILING IN WEST SUSSEX THIS MAY

Push the Boat Out is upon us, and during May you and your family and friends can get out on the water and try sailing and windsurfing.

TRY SAILING IN WEST SUSSEX THIS MAY WITH RYA PUSH THE BOAT OUT

New research by the RYA shows that a quarter of people have never tried an outdoor pursuit, yet two in four want to be more active and nearly a third want to get more fresh air.

The good news is there’s never been a better time to get out on the water and give sailing and windsurfing a go. RYA Push the Boat Out is back and this time for the whole of May, with free sailing and windsurfing taster sessions for everyone across the UK. You can see video at https://youtu.be/g14thYQCZvo

Debbie Patching, Frame of Mind CIC, Runs The London Marathon 2018

Debbie is a member of the Frame of Mind CIC team and has enjoyed running for a while. She is a member of the Tone Zone runners club and regularly takes part in running races across the country. She really enjoys competing and three years ago Debbie ran the Brighton marathon and was struck with disaster at mile seven when she hurt her hip, which was later confirmed as broken. "Will I be able to run again?" was her first question. The consultant said yes, just don't go running any more Marathons! So the following year she went back and completed the Brighton Marathon.

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