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missislemorrisonsgrantThe Isle of Wight charity that enables young people with disabilities to go sailing, and inspires others to reach their goals, has received a welcome boost from the Morrisons Foundation.

Miss Isle School of Sip-Puff Sailing has been awarded a grant of £3,000 towards the installation of a hoist at Cowes Yacht Haven. This will allow easy access to the charity’s boat for those who want to go sailing using the sip-puff method and will also benefit a range of other users who can only access boats using a hoist.

The Morrisons Foundation is the chief recipient of the monies generated through the sale of carrier bags in Morrisons stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

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Charity founder Natasha Lambert, a young sailor with athetoid cerebral palsy, received the cheque at Morrisons in Newport.

The hoist should be in place before the beginning of the sailing season next year.

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