VI-SA-GB The Visually Impaired Sailing Association of Great Britain is a not for profit voluntary organisation led and run by blind and partially sighted volunteer yachting enthusiasts with the objective of ensuring that all visually impaired people have the opportunity to participate and experience offshore sailing on equal terms.
VI-SA-GB's objectives are four fold, and combine:
- To promote Offshore sailing for blind and partially sighted sailing enthusiasts as equals with empowerment, and independence.
- To enable blind and partially sighted sailing enthusiasts to maximise their potential in an environment where equality is underpinned through the empowerment given by the association and its volunteers.
- To influence and inform sailing organisations, associations, and suppliers of goods to the sailing community by promoting awareness, accessibility, and confidence around visually impaired yachtsmen and women.
- To develop the skills, expertise, and qualifications of blind and partially sighted sailing enthusiasts in an environment which encourages equality and independence of visually impaired sailing enthusiasts.
How can you help?
VI-SA-GB's aims and objectives are certainly achievable with the support from people such as yourselves. The VI-SA-GB executive management committee are confident that noticeable progress into achieving these aims and objectives can be made within a remarkably short period of time, but for VI-SA-GB to position itself where it is going to succeed in delivering true equality, independence and dignity for visually impaired sailing enthusiasts, it is first going to need the help of people like you! People that also believe in equality, independence and empowerment.
That is why we are appealing for your help today.
VI-SA-GB recognise that demands upon people and organisations such as yourselves by not for profit voluntary organisations and charitable associations is considerable, and we respect the pressure that appeals and requests for assistance by the not for profit sector places upon individuals and organisations.
VI-SA-GB ask that you kindly consider our appeal. Our Commodore would like to be given the opportunity to express just how much empowerment, independence and true equality means to blind and visually impaired sailing enthusiasts, and however much your support can be today, you will make a tremendous contribution to VI-SA-GB achieving it's aims and objectives.
A letter from the Commodore February 6, 2012
Dear Members and Friends...
What is the next step?
VI-SA-GB appreciate that you've taken the time to consider our appeal, and think that you may be able to support the aims and objectives of the association by making your generous donation.
Registering your support with our Commodore
The Visually Impaired Sailing Association of Great Britain receives no statutory funding and is entirely dependent on donations, gifts, and contributions from companies, trusts and private individuals.
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