Share of cash 'will give young the chance to sail'
A CHARITY which builds children's confidence out on the water could win a share of £10,000.
Horizons has been shortlisted in the £££s For People giveaway, a competition launched by The Herald, Plymouth Drake Foundation and the Devon Community Foundation.
The charity which helps disadvantaged and disabled children access water activities such as sailing is now urging readers to collect coupons (below) to cast votes in their favour.
This would offer them the chance of winning a portion of the £10,000 prize pot.
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"This money would give us the chance to continue providing sailing opportunities in 2013 to youngsters who don't normally experience getting out on the open water," said Annette Molloy of the charity.
"We help young people form new friendships, learn confidence and gain team-building skills," she said.
Devonport-based Horizons helps children whose families couldn't normally afford to get involved with sailing but also helps disabled children too.
"They get to witness the beautiful surroundings of Plymouth and learn a bit of history too – many of them have never seen the other side of Drakes Island before," she added.
She said some youngsters they worked with couldn't swim but they worked to give them the confidence to go out on a boat.
Nominations flooded into The Herald for the £££s For People competition.
A panel of judges including Herald editor Ian Wood, Martha Wilkinson, chief executive of Devon Community Foundation, and Jeff Maddison, chief executive of Plymouth Drake Foundation, then decided on 20 top groups to go through to the final voting stages.
Now the decision goes back to the public who can vote for their favourite community group giving them a chance to win a share of the cash.
It will be divided up based on the number of independent votes each organisation gets – the more votes collected the more cash the community group will receive.
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