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 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.