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Scaramouche Sailing Trust makes a flying start to their fundraising campaign at Cowes Week

by Scaramouche Sailing Trust 30 Jul 17:25 BST 30 July 2021
Scaramouche Sailing Trust makes a flying start to their fundraising campaign at Cowes Week © PKC Media

The Scaramouche Sailing Trust, the official charity of Cowes Week, launched their 2022 fundraising campaign just ahead of the busy regatta in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

"We have five crews competing at Cowes Week this year, the most we've ever entered," says Jon Holt of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust. "It's the chance of a lifetime for even more of our inner-city students to show what they can do on the biggest stage in sailing."

In the evenings the students will give talks at yacht clubs in Cowes. "No one tells the story of their achievements better, as well as the lifelong impact sailing has on them personally," says Holt.

Competitors of Cowes Week, come and join us at 6.30pm on Tuesday at the Royal London and 6.30pm on Thursday at RORC.

Their story inspired Capital One UK to donate £10,000 to the programme this week. Dave Richards (Head of Corporate Responsibility, Capital One UK) says: "Capital One UK is really proud to be able to offer this donation to the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, and that our support will contribute to the incredible work they are doing with young people from Greig City Academy so close to our offices in London. We recognise what a transformational opportunity is on offer through this partnership, and the transferable life skills it helps the students to develop while sailing."

Jon Holt replied: "Capital One's amazing donation is the best possible start for our fundraising campaign. We need to raise £45,000 to keep the programme running next year. Every donation, however large or small, makes a real difference."

Please make a donation to the Scaramouche Sailing Trust at www.justgiving.com/campaign/scaramouche2022 and help keep the programme afloat in 2022. Your donation will make a difference to a young person's life.

The sponsors of Cowes Week - Chatham, Musto, PINK Prosecco, AQL and Cowes Week Limited - have donated over £1,000 of prizes to raise funds throughout the week. On Thursday 5th August, a raffle prize draw will take place during the official daily prize-giving. Look out for tickets!

To find out exactly what the Trust does, see: scaramouchesailing.org.uk follow us @ScaramoucheST

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