£3,500 boost for Torbay disabled sailors

From left, Peter Turner, chairman of DSA Torquay, Stephanie Williams, DSA volunteer
and staff membe

From left, Peter Turner, chairman of DSA Torquay, Stephanie Williams, DSA volunteer and staff member at Hawksmoor Investment Management in Exeter; Diane Hayman, marketing manager at Hawksmoor Investment Management, Exeter; Sue Earle, DSA management committee member and Dave Musgrove, founder and now president of DSA, Torquay with DSA volunteers on the pontoon - Credit: Archant

Members of Torbay's Disabled Sailing Association have been presented with £3,500 after an employee of Exeter-based company nominated the group as a charity worthy of support.

Diane Hayman, marketing manager from Hawksmoor Investment Management, Exeter, presented the cheque on board the DSA yacht Freedom, accompanied by Stephanie Williams, the employee who nominated the Disabled Sailing Association.

Hawksmoor Investment Management, Exeter, choose which charity to support each year from organisations recommended by their own staff. Fortunately for the DSA Stephanie Williams is a volunteer with the DSA, and nominated the association as being worthy of support.

Although DSA patron Sir Chay Blyth was unable to attend, a message was read out on his behalf by Peter Turner, chairman of the DSA: 'Although I am unable to be with you for the presentation of the cheque from Hawksmoor Investment Management I did want to say a few words. Like all of you, I'm delighted that the Exeter office of Hawksmoor Investment Management has chosen the Disabled Sailing Association as their Charity of the Year 2020.

'Their magnificent donation will be used to purchase hi-tech safety equipment which I know means a lot to our members. Our heartfelt thanks to Hawksmoor - you've helped a great cause.

'I look forward to coming down to Torquay, meeting you all, and perhaps getting out on the boats with you. My thanks again to Hawksmoor, and my best wishes to everyone. Chay'

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