Shropshire

Telford sailing club awarded Big Lottery grant

Telford Sailiability dinghy
Image caption Telford Sailability was founded at Priorslee Lake in 2010

A Shropshire sailing club has been awarded a £10,000 Big Lottery Fund grant to give disabled people the chance to take part in the sport.

Telford Sailability, based at Priorslee Lake, said the money would pay for a new dinghy as well as a hoist and specialist safety equipment.

The club said it hoped to work with local groups, including young people and stroke victims.

Telford Sailability was founded last year by Paul and Celia Devey.

Mr Devey said: "Sailing is one of the few sports in which able-bodied and disabled people can participate side-by-side, and the emphasis is on what people can do, not what they can't."

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