Thursday, 26 November 2009

Yes, Minister?

I'm waiting with bated breath to hear the outcome of a meeting that was arranged by Charlotte Atkins (MP) with a Government Minister and Rudyard Sailability. Charlotte Atkins is a Trustee of the Chairity, and has been an active supporter of the Club for many years, not only at the Lake, but in our five year battle to obtain planning permission for a building to support our activities.

The Charity's Chairman and Legal Representative travelled to London yesterday to meet with our local MP and Huw Irranca-Davies to explore the possibilities of British Waterways coming to our aid. Rudyard Sailability are hoping to build an accessible boat store at Rudyard Lake, but needs a lease from British Waterways before work can begin. If work does not begin then our current storage facility will be demolished, and so will the opportunities and dreams of many who live with disability.

On a personal note, Tilly's dreams of Olympic Gold in sailing are starting to fade. The clock is ticking. I'm praying for a miracle.