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14 December 2023


Standard Bank has donated £2,000 to Isle of Man charity Sailing for the Disabled, a local charity
dedicated to providing life-changing experiences through sailing to individuals with disabilities, be they
physical, mental, or emotional. Alongside the donation, the bank has also become a Corporate Member
of the charity.

Founded in 1984 and based out of Douglas Harbour Sailing for the Disabled’s specially adapted yacht,
Pride of Mann III, enables individuals with any form of impairment to enjoy the benefits of sailing. The
charity welcomes participants aged 12 and over, extending its services to all individuals and community
groups facing challenges.
Standard Bank’s donation of £2,000 will contribute towards the purchase of replacement equipment and
new items for the yacht, as well as covering operational expenses. Recently, the charity had to acquire a
replacement outboard motor essential for assisting clients with additional needs during berthing at
harbours and marinas. Additionally, the funds will support the charity’s growing number of community
service users, particularly community and school groups, supporting the provision of new life jackets and
wet weather gear.

Sheena Maddrell, Business Development Manager for Yacht Crew at Standard Bank said: ‘We are
thrilled to support Sailing for the Disabled providing both financial support and our assistance as a
Corporate Member. Their dedication to enhancing the lives of individuals facing various physical and
emotional challenges aligns with our diversity and inclusion work, and our values as a responsible
corporate citizen. We believe in the power of learning and collaboration to create meaningful change, and
we look forward to seeing the positive impact on the charity.’

Paul Atkinson at Sailing for Disabled added: ‘Sailing for the Disabled relies on the generosity of
organisations like Standard Bank to continue our mission. This contribution will make a significant
difference in enabling more individuals to experience the therapeutic benefits of sailing on our yacht Pride
of Man III. We are honoured to have Standard Bank as a partner in our journey to create inclusive
opportunities for everyone.
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