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New Chair of Trust Thamesmead

Sunday saw Vic Grimes undergo his first official public appearance since becoming Chair of Trust Thamesmead, at the Thamesmead YMCA Sailing Centre, where more than 30 young people from the 1st East Wickham Cubs and Scouts received a ‘taster' certificate for taking part in their first Royal Yacht Club's sailing session.

Vic Grimes, himself a one-time YMCA sailing centre student, congratulated everyone on achieving their sailing certificates and thanked the YMCA Sailing Centre and their volunteers for providing such a fantastic learning experience for young people in Thamesmead and its surrounding area.

George Reynolds OBE who manages the Thamesmead sailing centre said: “It was a fantastically sunny day and the cubs and scouts thoroughly enjoyed themselves whilst gaining their Sailing badge; most of them will return in the summer to undertake the ‘Stage One' certificate.

Adding: “Sailing is fantastic for groups and individuals. If you put someone in a boat who is scared of water, they need to deal with it. It helps people face their fears and enhances peoples self ability.”


Previous News
02-Jul-2009 Matthew Clarke Football Tournament 2009
30-Jun-2009 Artist Added to Main Stage Line Up
30-Jun-2009 Thank you for the Music
18-Jun-2009 Trust Thamesmead Board Elections
18-Jun-2009 New Chair of Trust Thamesmead
12-Jun-2009 Summer Festival - Community is the Word
09-Jun-2009 Gallions Shortlisted for Three Awards
05-Jun-2009 Trust Thamesmead Summer Festival 2009
20-May-2009 Thamesmead in Bloom Competition Launch

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