Sailing- 3 free places available!
Learn to sail on board John Laing! Do you have scoliosis? Would you like the chance of a lifetime of learning to sail a yacht? Ocean Youth Trust South is a Southampton-based charity that runs adventure sailing voyages for deserving young people from different backgrounds in its 72-foot boat, John Laing. The age range for the voyages is 12 to 25, and we have just found out that due to the fundraising of a parent whose child sailed with Ocean Youth Trust South, three places are available for a voyage this year! The voyage will take place in term-time but this is an incredible opportunity to experience sailing.
Each voyage has five or six trained adult staff and volunteers. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone for a funded place on a voyage, please email email@example.com or contact the office.
No sailing experience is needed and full tuition (including certificates of achievement) is provided. John Laing is skippered by an experienced professional sailor, and Ocean Youth Trust South's Chief Exec is Mark Todd, who himself has scoliosis.
Family days out
Thanks to a generous donation from the Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust, SAUK is able to hold fun-filled family days out for its members at venues around the country! We would love to visit a city near you…so far we plan to go to:
• Scotland: Take a boat trip in Ayrshire!
• London: Be wowed by the visual extravaganza of the Lion King!
• Cardiff: tbc
• Norwich: explore the wildlife of 'Africa Alive!' up close, 14th April 2012
• Bristol: Visit Bristol Zoo Gardens or Bristol Hippodrome!
• York: Explore the Jorvik Centre or York Dungeons!
We have some fantastic ideas for events but we want to hear from you with your interest and preferences so please get in touch to tell us where you would like to go. The days out will be a great opportunity for families and young people with scoliosis to get together and have some fun! If you’re interested in joining one of the events, or helping us organise a trip, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that family days will be at weekends and that dates will be finalised as and when we have enough attendees to take part. Places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis so get in touch soon!