We were very pleased to receive a £1,000 donation today from the Eventide Owners Association and especially so because of the way it came about.
During a visit to his boat in Bradwell Marina, the Association’s president, Rodney Leaper, struck up a conversation with another boat owner berthed nearby. This happened to be Eleanor, who sailed with Cirdan several years ago as a young trainee. Following her voyage, Eleanor returned to Cirdan as a regular volunteer and more recently, after gaining her Yachtmaster qualification, as relief crew.
During the conversation Eleanor mentioned to Rodney that she was helping with Cirdan’s winter refit and went on to tell him about the work of the Trust. The EOA were already aware of the Trust, but Eleanor’s prompting resulted in a visit to the Cirdan office for more information and after a discussion with his fellow officers, Rodney returned with the much appreciated donation.
Our thanks to the EOA members for their generosity and to Eleanor for spreading the word – you could help us by doing the same.