|Paddling on the beach under St. Michael's Mount|
|Lunch on the sands of St Ives|
|Tilly overcoming her fear of balloons at an installation at the Tate St. Ives|
|Tilly viewing the Osprey Nest on a woodland walk|
|Yes, that's Tilly abseiling!|
Lexi really makes the most of the garden and as managed to reconstruct all of the ornamental features and dig up the beds. Our modestly manicured lawn now looks like an war zone.
|Thinning out the broom|
|Helping Daddie with the BBQ|
We were really honoured to be asked along to the Donna Louise Charity Ball, where Tilly and I gave a little speech. As it was local, it was also a special treat to have Daddie come along too.
|Treetops 'Jazzamatazz' Ball|
|Just adding a bit of greasepaint|
Rudyard Sailability was honoured in 2011with a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - the MBE for voluntary organisations. It was such a boost for us all at the Charity as we have been having to operate from unsatisfactory temporary accommodation whilst we are battling to realise our dream of a fully-accessible boat store. A small group went to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and collect the certificate, and then later, the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire came along to Rudyard Lake to present the Volunteers with their award.
|Rudyard Sailability sailing into success|
|Such lucky ladies!|
|The Guides' Sleepover at Lichfield Cathedral|
|Looking for the Staffordshire Hoard|
|Lexi hasn't quite mastered the powerchair finds it very comfortable!|
|The Guides' Big Gig at Wembley Arena|
|Lexi's First Trip to the Seaside|
|Cruising down the Thames|
|Who's driving? |
Halloween was great fun this year with the usual howls of laughter.
|Sanja Charity's Bollywood Ball|
Christmas really starts to kick in once we have dug out the santa suits and run the Cheddleton Pudding Race. It is always an atmospheric race which raises funds for cancer research.
|Lexi's First Pudding Race|
So much hard labour has taken place at Rudyard Lake with Volunteers, in spite of their own disabilities, donning high-viz, hard hats and boots to keep the project moving and on budget. Hundreds of tons of spoil were moved from the site and tens of lorries of stone rumbled in for the foundations. It was a moving moment when the steelwork went up and the building really took shape. After six long years of battling for planning permission and funding we are determined that our boatstore will be completed and ready for the start of the new season in April. That will certainly be a triumph over adversity and thanks to the tremendous support from so many hundreds of good hearted people.
|Rudyard Sailability's Building Takes Shape|
This is another fund-raising event to swell the coffers of Rudyard Sailability which is well supported by all.
|It's beginning to look a little like Christmas|
|Lexi's first pawprints in the snow|
|Lexi looking after Tilly|
|Gethin and the Griffiths Gels at Treetops|
|Christmas Morning 2011|