Young people taking part in the RYST expedition on Tall Ship Maybe are doing their bit to raise funds for the Trust, helping ensure that others are given similar opportunities to experience sailing and adventure – and as a mark of appreciation for the organizations that have sponsored their place on board.
Bea, 18, from Portscatho, sponsored by estate agents H Tiddy, is inviting donations to help her give up ice cream for two months.
Says Bea: “I love ice cream, the sea and summer. I decided to set myself a challenge that I would have trouble sticking to. Since I started the challenge, I keep seeing ice cream everywhere, from walking past ice cream vans, selling it to customers at work and even to looking back at old photos of holidays, but I am determined to keep on!”
So far she’s raised £470 – £70 ahead of target. You can help her conquer her craving for cornettos at https://uk.gofundme.com/f/roseland-youth-sailing-fundraising?qid=96f3a071b1cae72098c6cb593aecb30c
Here’s an article by Bea published in the Roseland Magazine in July.
“I’m Beatrice Hetherington, I’m 18 and I’ve just finished college. I decided to take a gap year but wasn’t sure how I would spend my time once I didn’t have to constantly think about my courses or exams.
Dina Wheatcroft, chairman of Roseland Youth Sailing Trust (RYST) told me about an opportunity that the Trust was organizing with the help of local sponsors. I learnt that they were giving 11 young people from Cornwall the opportunity to sail on board tall ship ‘Maybe’ in August as part of the international Tall Ships race: sailing from Falmouth to A Coruña, Spain. I decided I might as well apply. So, I did, and I was pretty shocked when I heard back that I was successful! RYST organised a day where we met the other people selected. The day was spent team building on paddleboards and kayaks at Polkerris Beach. It was a great experience and just made me more excited for the actual event.
Unfortunately, the race has been cancelled due to COVID, but we are hopefully still going to be able to experience sailing around the UK. As well as offering us this opportunity the Trust
has provided weekly sailing lessons in term times to over 200 children from 19 local schools. RYST works on a voluntary basis and 100% of the funding that they raise goes towards getting children on the water and sailing. RYST is hopeful that in the future they can give more children sailing opportunities such as the Tall Ships race. To help them achieve this please see their website to donate at https://www.ryst.org.uk/donate/. Please support the trust and their mission, thank you.”