Variety Sailing Trust
We are the main sponsor of the Variety Sailing Trust in Jersey, a charity providing sailing opportunities for disadvantaged young people and children with special needs.
In order to continue its fantastic work, the Trust relies on donations, which go towards a specially modified yacht and its maintenance, along with management and training costs of the skippers and crew. Operating a 38-foot catamaran ‘Vernon Lilford Spirit of Variety’, the Trust can offer hundreds of local children a freeing, involved and vitalising nautical experience.
Many of the children and young people who benefit from the charity’s work have had a difficult, sometimes traumatic, start to life and it can take many years for the island’s social care network to encourage them to not only survive but also to thrive.
Trips on the yacht help young people with their self-esteem, confidence and feeling of achievement plus allows them to have some fun.
As the charity’s main sponsor and a supporter since 2018, its great to hear how the Variety Sailing Trust is making a positive contribution to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds in our community.