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Project Worker does skydive for seven days at sea

 

Wolverhampton Positive Futures Project Worker Leon Eubank will be doing a skydive on 18 September to help raise £2,000 for the 'Voyages of Discovery' project.

Leon has worked for the service for over seven years, and spends half his time as a Key Worker within the local travelling community. 14 young people who have helped with the service and who Leon feels will benefit from the experience have been selected to spend seven days with the crew of a sailing ship, supported and instructed by professionals including the captain, skipper and mate.

 

The aim is to provide an opportunity for the young people to develop life skills through the challenges and adventures of a confined life at sea. With duties including steering, cooking, plotting courses and putting up sails, the young people will come away with self-confidence and a very real sense of achievement, as well as self-motivation, discipline and the ability to work within a team.

 

The project has been arranged with the Cirdan Sailing Trust, which has been working with groups of young people at sea since 1983.

 

Although the trust has contributed the majority of the ship's running costs, £2,000 is needed to cover everything the group will need, including transport to and from the docks, food for the week and a contribution towards the ship's maintenance.

The challenging and unique voyage will take place 8 - 14 October.
 

Visit Leon's JustGiving page to make a contribution.

 

 

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Date Published:

12/09/2012

 

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