Priory Sailing Club
Within the Recreation object we are very conscious of the social welfare purpose that our recreation projects must meet. One interpretation of this is giving the local community the chance to try activities that many perceive to be “elite”. This was our reason for supporting Priory Sailing Club with a grant for equipment to encourage more Bedfordians to come and try windsurfing on one of their open courses for adults or young people. Club Commodore Tim Hewett is committed to encouraging more young people to take part in adventurous, outdoor activities; in his day job he’s a Senior Lecturer in sport and adventure recreation at the University of Bedfordshire. Thankfully the project got off to a great start with a wonderful summer just made for water sports. The club will focus on schools where few children have the opportunity to participate in water sports, and has had great success with over 60 children a week attending summer sessions.