The Jubilee Sailing Trust has received generous donations for bursary funding for young people from Sunderland, Durham and York, to experience one of the most unique travel adventures on board one of their tall ships an opportunity not to be missed.
(PRWEB UK) 15 June 2011
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) has received generous donations for bursary funding for young people from Sunderland, Durham and York, to experience a tall ship voyage. Each bursary will partly finance a place on a JST voyage and can be used by a young person (aged 16-25) who wishes to take part in the Youth Leadership@Sea Scheme. Berths are available for the east coast voyages departing from Whitby on 22 Aug 2011 and arriving in Hull on 26 August, and departing from Hull on 27 August 2011 and arriving in Ipswich on 2 September.
To apply for a bursary to fund a place on a tall ship voyage with the JST, contact Josephine Hall at josephine(at)jst(dot)org(dot)uk, or telephone her on 023 80 449108, extension 218. Full details of all of the JST’s voyages, the Youth Leadership at Sea Scheme and the bursary application process are available at: http://www.jst.org.uk.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) owns and operates the majestic tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious, specially designed and built to enable able-bodied and disabled people to sail side by side as equals, learning new skills, forging great friendships and meeting new challenges.
The JST operates a ‘buddy’ system on board ship for disabled travellers who wish to have an able-bodied companion, or to take their own carer with them on a voyage. Carers would have to pay the full cost of their voyage. Information on ‘buddies’ can also be found on the JST website.
Notes to Editors:
- For more information, photographs, testimonials and stories please contact the JST Press Office on 023 8044 9108 or email: pressoffice(at)jst(dot)org(dot)uk.
- Jubilee Sailing Trust owns two tall ships called Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Both have been designed and built specially with the purpose of enabling people of all abilities.
- Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) was established in 1978 and operates under the patronage of HRH The Duke of York. The aim of the charity is to promote integration between able bodied and physically disabled men and women through the adventure of tall ship sailing.
- JST has been in operation for nearly 30 years and in that time has taken 36,000 people to sea including 14,000 people with physical disabilities and 5,000 wheelchair users. LORD NELSON and TENACIOUS have many special facilities that enable disabled crew members to take an active part in the running of the ship. Facilities on board include wide decks for wheelchair users, a speaking compass to enable blind people to helm the ship, power assisted hydraulic steering for those with limited strength and much more.
- Everyone on board the ship has a vital role to play irrespective of ability, disability, age or gender. The success of each voyage depends on teamwork and working with individuals’ strengths, not weaknesses. For many people sailing with the JST has been a life changing experience, for others simply a fantastic adventure holiday.
- JST website can be found at http://www.jst.org.uk. Keep updated with life onboard with our daily web reports, emailed everyday from LORD NELSON and TENACIOUS.
- The Jubilee Sailing Trust is part of Holidays For All - a group of the UK’s leading disability charities and specialist tour companies working together to promote equality, accessible holidays and flexibility for disabled and visually impaired holiday makers.
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