Jubilee Sailing Trust
Help for Heroes has pledged a grant to Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) to enable several recovering Service personnel to undertake sailing challenges.
Since 2009, Help for Heroes and the JST have worked together to give several wounded heroes the opportunity to take to the water, from sailing around the world, to competing in The Tall Ships' Races.
JST is a registered charity that owns and operates the only two tall ships in the world designed specifically to enable people with a variety of sensory and physical disabilities, including amputees and wheelchair users, to join in activities such as setting sails, navigating, steering the ship and keeping night watches.
Marine Mark Jackson completed a voyage last year and said that the opportunity to sail in The Tall Ships Races was exciting, stimulating and totally different from anything he had expected or done in the Marines.
Corporal Denbigh Hopkins said they met some really interesting people and their long watches were often spent talking through their experiences.