Charity gives sailing club a safety heads up

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Young sailors in Oban will be safer and warmer on the water thanks to a charity donating 18 helmets.

Oban Sailing Club’s Monday Mayhem group met up with Argyll Beats Cardiovascular Disease (ABCD) representatives this week to say thank you for the £360 that paid for the helmets.

Set up in 2000 by a group of volunteers, ABCD has since raised more than  £250,000 to support projects across Argyll, encouraging people to get fit and stay active to beat heart disease.

‘It’s a fantastic gesture that will help us get more young people out on the water while keeping them safer and warmer,’ said the sailing club’s commodore Iain Campbell.

Andy Henderson from ABCD added: ‘We were pleased to help after the sailing club got in touch asking for support. We try to encourage groups to be active, particularly those involving young people, so it ticked all the right boxes.’

Dunbeg Primary School and Oban Saints Football Club have also recently benefited from the charity’s funds.


Oban Sailing Club’s Monday Mayhem group try out their new helmets. 16_T34_sailingclub01-newhelmets