For 20 years the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (HRCST) has provided the opportunity for over 500 children each year to develop their confidence and character by learning to sail on the Helford River. However, the challenging nature of the tidal river and access to it meant that only small numbers of children with disabilities were able to take advantage of this opportunity.
In 2015 the Trust acquired the 25-acre Trevassack Lake site on the Lizard Peninsular and were determined to create a world-class facility for water sports that would be accessible to every child, regardless of the severity of their disability.
Research, design, planning and crucially, fund-raising for this £5 million ambitious and unique project has taken four years.
By the Spring of 2019, HRCST had raised sufficient funds through private donors, Trusts, UK government and European funds to start on Phase One.
This major phase includes a fully adaptive Learning Centre, with Classroom, changing areas and catering facilities; 3 additional specialist changing facilities; 3 large Lodges, including 2 High Dependency ones, for visiting families; a solar-powered floating classroom; all site infrastructure including utilities and sewerage treatment plant; and all watercraft including adaptive sailing dinghies, kayaks and paddleboards.
Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust (HRCST)
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