Drew Marine Signal & Safety has provided Portsmouth Sail Training Trust with a selection of vital marine distress signals, for use in offshore emergencies and important training sessions. The donation includes a Pains Wessex offshore flare pack, coastal pack and dummy flares for education purposes.
Using sailing training as a platform to help disadvantaged young people gain skills and recognised qualifications, Portsmouth Sailing Trust supports children and young adults to plan for their future, with employment opportunities in the local area. Since the start of this academic year, the local sailing charity has worked with nearly 70 young people on a regular basis – an increase on last year already – and it will continue to deliver high quality training, to enhance life skills and raise the aspirations of young people.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Portsmouth Sail Training Trust Trustee, Liz Rushall says, “The donation of Pains Wessex safety flares is fantastic for the Trust. Being a young charity, all support is an enormous help! Following a serious knockback which involved the sinking of our safety and training motor launch during a gale, we were seeking a supporting partner to assist with replacing this vital safety equipment, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support Drew Marine Signal & Safety has provided.”
Chris Feibusch, Head of Global Marketing at Drew Signal & Safety, adds, “We are delighted to be able to support Portsmouth Sail Training Trust – the charity does incredible work helping to further the careers and ambitions of young people. By providing a full Pains Wessex offshore flare pack, coastal pack and dummy flares, we hope Liz and everyone at Portsmouth Sail Training Trust can continue to provide their brilliant service safely.”
For more information about Portsmouth Sail Training Trust, please visit: www.portsmouthsailtrainingtrust.org.
For more information about Drew Marine Signal & Safety, please visit: www.signalandsafety.com.