Email from Graham Thompson

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am registered blind and was given the opportunity last Friday 20th May to go sailing from Levington marina.

I love sailing and used to go sailing regularly on the Norfolk Broads, but have not done so for over 25 years for various reasons. I was therefore delighted to have been given this opportunity and cannot thank your charity enough for arranging the day.

Myself and a young lady, Katy from Milton Keynes, were put on Ian and Barbara’s yacht and we had a wonderful time sailing for over five hours. Ian and Barbara made us so welcome and let Katy and myself steer the yacht the whole time it was under sail. I cannot thank them enough for their hospitality, for sharing their knowledge and for all the fun we shared together. It was truly a wonderful day and the weather was on our side too.

Although I’m visually impaired and have a brain tumour, I also do lots of voluntary work and care for my 90 year old father, so it was marvellous to have a day to myself and go sailing with such a friendly group of people. I hope I can come again sometime in the future.

Please pass on my sincere thank to all involved in the day.

Kindest Regards,
Graham Thompson