|High Sheriff Claire Locke with Cowes Classics Week Chairman Peter Taylor, on the occasion of her Declaration Ceremony at Carisbrooke Castle.|
Cowes Classics Week has selected the Isle of Wight High Sheriffs’ Trust as its official charity for 2014. Participants are invited to make an online donation on this website whilst entering or booking socials. You can learn more about the trust from the official website but here's an overview.
Please help us introduce more children and young people from the Island into sailing and watersports by making a donation to the High Sheriffs’ Trust today.
The Island is a terrific sailing venue and a beautiful place to live, but behind the scenes it suffers disproportionately from poor education, high youth unemployment and a poverty of aspiration and confidence amongst young people.
Water sports, and sailing in particular, can offer transformational opportunities through team building, learning skills and follow up mentoring. With your help, we can give more local young people the chance to improve their lives and reach their full potential.
The High Sheriffs’ Trust is an Isle of Wight charity dedicated to improving the lives of local people with particular emphasis on youth, families and the elderly. As fitting with the High Sheriff’s role as the Queen’s Judicial representative, crime reduction and improved social cohesion are the ultimate goals of our initiatives.
In recognition of the fund-raising that Cowes Classics Week competitors will undertake in 2014, The High Sheriffs’ Trust will focus all monies raised by this event to those Isle of Wight charities and causes which are closely associated with introducing youth to water based activities such as Island Youth Water Activities Centre (IYWAC), Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), Ocean Youth Trust and the UKSA.
Thank you for your support!