Fox’s joins with the Woolverstone Project in local community action initiative

posted on 18th April 2017 within

Fox’s was pleased to be part of a local community action initiative, by providing free use of our workshop space to enable the Woolverstone Project to undertake the refit of their Drascombe Longboat, Shellduck, with the assistance of volunteers from the Ipswich Wot’s Up project.

Shellduck was launched in 1994 and has been refurbished ready for sale in the near future. The boat has been replaced by the Project’s new Wheelyboat, which was launched last year,

“We are very grateful to Fox’s Marina & Boatyard for allowing us the use of their shed to work in. This has been a great help with getting all the masts and equipment sanded and painted as well as redoing all the varnish work. We have also had some great advice and support from the Fox’s yard staff on getting the Drascombe looking its best.”                    

Andy Beharrell and Peter Hibberd, Trustees, the Woolverstone Project

The Woolverstone Project, whose Patron is broadcaster and writer, Paul Heiney, is operated entirely by volunteers and is one of the largest Sailability Centres in the UK. It has been providing sailing experience for disabled sailors on the River Orwell and at Alton Water Sports Centre since 1995. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information about Shellduck, please get in touch with the Woolverstone Project by calling 07507 906719 or send them an email.

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Wot’s Up provides social activities, clubs and activity groups for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

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