Monday, 28 November 2011

Balmoral Winter Workparties

The Winter Workparties aboard Balmoral started on 22nd November.  Work takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from about 9am until 4.30pm (times are flexible - I don't arrive much before 10.30).  Balmoral's winter berth is at Princes Wharf in the City Docks - alongside the M Shed (Industrial Museum).

New volunteers are always welcome - skilled or not - just turn up.

As usual clean rags (preferably cotton - old sheets, towels, T shirts etc) are needed, they can be dropped off on a Tuesday or Friday or bring them to the Xmas Social being held on board on Saturday 10th December.

Unused 2011 Cruising Vouchers

Because Balmorals 2011 Bristol Channel season was brought to an early end, some branch members may have unused Cruising Vouchers left over.
If you write to Glasgow office returning the unused vouchers, they will revalidate the vouchers for use in the 2012 season.

Generous Donation to Appeal Secures Sailings for 2012

An Ayeshire couple from Largs, who had a major win on the Euromillions lottery back in July 2011 have made a very generous donation to the Waverley appeal which will secure the paddler's (and Balmorals) return to service in 2012. The Bristol Channel Branch of the PSPS would like to express our sincere thanks to the couple for their generosity. Also, many thanks to all others, individuals and organisations, that have supported the Appeal to keep our ships sailing.