The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews rescue an average of 23 people a day around the coasts and waterways of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. From 235 lifeboat stations, they are well trained and equipped to put to sea in the most fearsome conditions when the call comes. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 200 beaches in the UK. As well as rescuing people from the water, they are also on hand for first aid and safety advice, making sure everyone can make the most of their day at the beach. Are you passionate about the water? Do you want to be part of a lifesaving team? Whatever the reason for your interest in our work, we’d love to have you onboard. The RNLI is an independent charity and receives no government funding. We rely on public support.
Isle of Wight Society for the Blind is a LOCAL charity supporting people with sight problems, who live on the Isle of Wight. From babies born with sight problems to accident victims to people losing sight through the aging process. Not Royal, not National but VERY,VERY LOCAL. None of our funds go to other charities and every penny stays on the Isle of Wight.
01 October 2013
I am fundraising as a personal challenge. My challenge is Sailing
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Admitedly I have completed my 500nm journey from Ynyslas, Aberdovey, North Wales, to Folly Inn, Cowes, Isle of wight, South East England, But VM Giving have only just accepted Isle of Wight Society for the Blind (sorry for the Delay)
The Journey was at times grueling and hard but at the same time a fantastic experience.
The isle of wight society for the blind (IWSB) is a small local society, who I owe a lot to.
Eitherside of the turn of the millenium my father lost the sight in his eyes, The IWSB were incredibly helpful during this period helping my father get through life, and the horrible circumstances of loosing something that is so important and treasured in life.
Since his sight loss the IWSB have been a cornerstone of my fathers life helping him "get on" with life and with things one wouldn't even imagine could be an issue. For example how, without sight, to fill a cup of tea with boiling water without a)spilling boiling water everywhere or b)scolding yourself!
Overtime thier role in our lives has changed from tutor to friend and now they help the family with thier many projects such as Walking with the Blind, Talking Books, Talking Papers, and Night Owl Talks.
The RNLI is a charity someone raising money at sea couldn't not raise money for. The charity saves and educates thousands and is a worthy cause to anyones hard earned cash.
For more information on the journey I've traveled visit my blog at... 24ftescape.blogspot.com
TIm £10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)
26.07.13 Good luck Joe keep up the good work
Ruth Taylor £5.00