Sailing Association gifted £8,000 for jetty extension

Michelle Frost and Justin Pedley ASDA store manager present the cheque tocommitte member Mike Steele and club members Alan Jones and Fliss Elsom-Cooke.'SESCA, Lackford Lakes, Lackford, Bury St Edmunds'ASDA are presenting a cheque to St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing association to buy them a new jetty. The jetty will provide better access to the boats for disabled people.''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150728-123219009
Michelle Frost and Justin Pedley ASDA store manager present the cheque tocommitte member Mike Steele and club members Alan Jones and Fliss Elsom-Cooke.'SESCA, Lackford Lakes, Lackford, Bury St Edmunds'ASDA are presenting a cheque to St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing association to buy them a new jetty. The jetty will provide better access to the boats for disabled people.''Picture Mark Westley ANL-150728-123219009
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St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association at Lackford Lakes has been gifted £8,000 from the ASDA Foundation to extend its jetty.

The grant, one of 70 handed out all over the country to mark the supermarket’s 50th birthday, will help open the waters to many more young and disabled people in West Suffolk.

The extended jetty will allow members of WASH Sailability, an organisation which helps disabled people to experience the excitement of sailing, easier access to the lake and boats.

Association member and sailing instructor, Debs Steele, said the new jetty was a ‘big deal’ for the association.

“It is absolutely brilliant,” she said.

“It is going to make a big improvement to a whole host of activities here.

“It will help Sailability so they can moor their boats in all weather conditions.

“At the moment they can struggle sometimes depending in the way the wind is going.

“We are the only sailing club in West Suffolk so we so we try and make it for the whole community and to make it affordable.

“The jetty will be a fantastic enhancement of our facilities.

“It is going to affect so many of our groups, not only disabled people but youth groups and sea cadets too. Everybody is going to benefit from it.”

For more on the association visit www.westsuffolksailing.org.uk