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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Salterns Hit £100k Target

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Over 100 of our local young Sailors showed great stoicism when they “Sailed through the Night” in cold temperatures at the Salterns Sailing Club Children in Need 24 Hour Sail-a-Thon.
Collectively they raised stunning £17,500 (and still growing). this has now smashed the club's 15-year accumulated £100,000 target for Children In Need, raising it to £109,500! Not bad for a small, children’s sailing club in Lymington.

Our intrepid young members managed to keep a minimum of one boat on the water between 4.30pm on Friday 15th to 4.30pm on Saturday 16th November. Many did not sleep, sailed in near to freezing but gentle wind conditions and kept focused on the job in hand which was to raise money for children far less fortunate than themselves.

On Saturday morning the Club was buzzing with visitors who enjoyed an informative RNLI briefing by former Salterns Commodore (1961) – Joe Blatchford and Salterns Sailing Champ Hannah Snellgrove who presented prizes to our overnight sailors and winners of our Parent and Child around the Islands Time Trials. The Junior Committee and our members ran a cake stall, sweet & candy floss stall, nails & tattoo parlour and fun games and everyone was encouraged to buy tombola tickets, a delicious hog roast lunch and to bid on the Silent Auction.
The club's silent auction raised in excess of £9,000 and everyone at Salterns sends a big thank you to all those who donated prizes, bid, took part, baked cakes, gave your time and of course, they also thank their generous sponsors.
Salterns Sailing Club

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