Wight Sails & Wightlink Support Sail 4 Cancer

27 February 2018

Wight Sails & Wightlink Support Sail 4 Cancer

Sail 4 Cancer has received a welcome boost by Isle of Wight based sail cloth company Wight Sails and the ferry company Wightlink.

With the help of Wightlink and Wight Sails, Sail 4 Cancer has launched an exciting new initiative that will see old sails recycled into a range of new products including hold-alls and wash bags.

The charity was offered a large consignment of sails from Wight Sails owner Peter le Masurier and also free Wightlink transport for the two vans and six people required to collect the load.

Sail 4 Cancer chairman Graham Precey said:

“We knew that we had been donated a sizeable quantity of sails but we were taken aback when we realised Peter wanted to give us around 300 sails!  There were all sorts of sails including many old race sails from the Clipper round-the-word fleet which were huge. By the time we had loaded them all up we were exhausted. Not only did Wightlink offer free travel they also changed our booking so that we were able to return home earlier than expected which was a relief after such a lot of lifting.”

“The sails are now being sorted and de-metalled so that they can be washed and cut for manufacture into duffle bags. These will then be sold with the proceeds going towards providing much needed water-based respite days and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.  We would like to thank Wightlink for their fantastic support and also, of course, Peter le Masurier for his immense generosity. Their efforts will make a huge contribution to our work.”

Wightlink Marketing and Innovation Director Stuart James said:

“We are all aware of the fantastic work undertaken by Sail 4 Cancer and we were delighted to be able to help them out.”

If you’re interested in getting involved in this new project, please get in touch using the contact form below. You may have some sails that you’d like to donate or perhaps you would be interested in buying one of our bags or just a sail for an architectural project.

Wight Sails & Wightlink Support Sail 4 Cancer
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