Sun. Jul 3rd, 2022

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UKSA gets young Islanders afloat

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UKSA has announced that it has received a Tesco community grant which will be put towards its ‘Test the Water’ programme benefitting Year-6 Island pupils.

Customers choosing UKSA as a beneficiary, with tokens in Tesco stores from January 1 to March 31, secured the £1,500 grant, which will fund 50 children taking part in a free half-day watersports session. The project aims to support all young Islanders to gain water-confidence alongside introducing them to sailing.

As well as covering aspects of water safety, the sessions are designed to develop confidence and key skills including communication, resilience and teamwork.

Amy Sweeting of UKSA, said: “The ‘Test the Water’ programme was developed to make a real, tangible difference to young people in UKSA’s community and we are really achieving that. It’s wonderful that locals have chosen our charity for the grant and that children on our doorstep can directly benefit from the funds.”