Shirley Robertson Sails With Young Mums

Double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, will be out on the Solent this coming Thursday with a group of young mothers from the Isle of Wight.
It is part of a collaboration between charity UKSA, Liz Earle Cosmetics and a local support group.
Liz Earle Cosmetics has …

Double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, will be out on the Solent this coming Thursday with a group of young mothers from the Isle of Wight.

Shirley Robertson Sails With Young MumsIt is part of a collaboration between charity UKSA, Liz Earle Cosmetics and a local support group.

Liz Earle Cosmetics has donated £10,000 of funding to UKSA for the project, which aims to inspire and motivate single mums between the ages of 18 and 25 and help build their confidence and self esteem.

It sits well with their Corporate Social Responsibility policy, which aims to give something back to the community.

The project encompasses a ten day sailing and watersports training programme with two days of teambuilding activities. It’s hoped that this course will boost the confidence of the young mums and show them that they can take control and responsibility for their future, promoting self-reliance and personal motivation in learning.

On Thursday UKSA ambassador, Shirley Robertson, as well as going out on the water with the young women, will also give a short presentation at the start of the day.

Commenting on the project initiative she said,

“This project is a fantastic opportunity for the young mums to have a break from the stresses of everyday life.

Getting out on the water and working in a team in a challenging environment will allow them to support each other, learn new skills and hopefully to feel the confidence and self-belief to make their own decisions for a positive future.”

Registered charity UKSA are doing some wonderful work with our young people on the Island. Over the last 20 years, UKSA has enabled more than 60,000 children, young people and adults to take part in on the water adventurous activities, contributing to individual personal growth and a positive contribution to society in general.

This really is a fabulous project which will hopefully inspire others to follow suit. Well done to all concerned particularly UKSA and Liz Earle Cosmetics.

UKSA Web Site
Liz Earle Web site

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2008 11:52am

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Minty

Surely (or should that be Shirley?) this project is discriminatory. I am a single dad aged 24 looking for inspiration and motivation to build my confidence and self-esteem. Who do I turn to? These single teen mums get everything on a plate (housing, benefits, free courses etc.) Us single dads get nowt!

Tommy

Minty, you are awful, but I like you!
But be warned there are those who will cut you to ribbons for Non PC comments!
BTW how can you be a 24 year old single Dad here, but an “old fogie” on the YMCA Tea dance thread?
Careful now!

Krisy Shilton
Well Minty, i can see how u’d be upset but lets be honest, how many young single dads r there on the island (assuming thats where ur from) compared to single mums? an organisation such as the Girls Friendly Society (GFS 4 short) has been around for hundreds of yrs solely to support young women and there children, theres only 5 in the UK and the island… Read more »
Krisy Shilton

Just a quik afternote, the 6 of us are aged between 20-23 so we arent’t even teen mums anymore!

sue

Please be aware that there are many organisations on the Isleand that support young fathers.
Fathers Direct, and Fathers First for example. They will be awaiting you with open arms and lots of help if you would like to get in touch with them.