#tallships – Ocean Youth Trust Ireland was recently presented with a cheque for £4,100.00 towards their work with young people throughout Ireland. The presentation was made by Mrs Janet Leckey, Trustee of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland when she visited the organisation recently. Mrs Janet Leckey said:
"The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland is delighted to be able to support the work of Ocean Youth Trust Ireland. The money will be used towards the 'Sail to Success' project, which will deliver a diversionary five day camp to young people in July. We wish the organisation continuing success with their excellent work, supporting young people at risk within the community".
Bronagh Cappa-Campbell, Chief Executive of Ocean Youth Trust Ireland said:
"Ocean Youth Trust Ireland is delighted to receive this very generous donation from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland. It will greatly benefit our young people and communities and we are looking forward to working with them to enable them to access sailing and adventure and thereby enhancing their personal development and future prospects".
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland awards between £1.5 and £2 million annually in support of the Northern Ireland Community to enable people, especially disadvantaged or people with special needs, to play a fuller role in their community.
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland has developed a full programme of sailing and camp opportunities for young people, adults, schools and youth based organisations that to date has included try sailing in July & August at Lough Foyle, Derry/Londonderry as part of the Clipper Homecoming Festival, in Galway in July for the Volvo Ocean Race and sailing and coaching for residents and visitors to the Inishmore Aran Islands in July. During August and September the Trust are delivering daily sailing to youth based organisations and to the general public in Belfast and Castlewellan Forest Park where there is also the opportunity to book a residential sailing adventure. The Trust has also been at the forefront of providing twenty eight young people from across Ireland with the once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the crew on board the Tall Ship – the Pelican of London for a three city ten day voyage from Dublin to Liverpool and back to Belfast as well as to be a part of the two Tall Ships festival.
There is something for everyone aged twelve years upwards this Summer with Ocean Youth Trust Ireland. No sailing experience is necessary. All safety gear and insurance is provided plus sailing instruction that is delivered by fully qualified sailing instructors. For details on all sailing and adventure camp opportunities visit www.oyti.org.
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland was granted the Inspire Mark by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The Inspire mark is the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme - a UK-wide participation initiative which recognises innovative and exceptional non-commercial projects which are inspired by the 2012 Games. The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is responsible for delivering the Inspire programme in Northern Ireland, as part of its wider strategy to create a local legacy from the 2012 Games'.