Margaret has volunteered in Sailing for over 30 years running sessions at her local Sailing Club, Hill Head. She spends every weekend in the water, regardless of temperature, launching boats, encouraging and inspiring those who have never been in a boat before. For the slightly more nervous young people (or parents) she is never afraid to
climb in the boat and 'show them the ropes' herself.
She spends any spare time seeking grants for the club to purchase equipment, develop facilities and support people who want but cannot afford to learn.
Last season alone, Margaret personally delivered well over 500 'first experiences' to new people at the sailing club who would not normally have been introduced to sailing. This is a benefit to all those in the community as many new families moving to the area would not normally receive this sort of service or opportunity.
She is a very special person, always a 'can do' attitude and nothing is too much for the sport that she is so passionate about. Margaret also sits on the Club committee and manages the dinghy park at the club insuring that all equipment is stowed at the end of every session and all 900 members of the club have somewhere to store equipment. Never afraid to take a trailer home to fix it herself or stitch up a sail to 'make it happen' the next day.
Margaret is an absolute inspiration to everyone she meets, young and old and deserves every opportunity to be recognised at this amazing event. CR