The two Challenge Wales yachts caught up in the pre-start action of this summer’s Volvo Ocean Race off Penarth

Challenge Wales – the Penarth-based organisation that provides sail training opportunities to young people across Wales is to receive a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery.

The charity has been congratulated by Penarth Conservative AM Andrew R T Davies (South Wales Central) .

Former Wales Conservative Leader Andrew R T Davies (South Wales Central which includes Penarth) has congratulated the charity

Describing the award as a “huge boost” – Mr Davies said it would enable Challenge Wales to build on their excellent work and allow even more young people to benefit from the “invaluable experiences” they offer. He said “Challenge Wales have done a lot of great work helping young people in their development – and have offered experiences that will stay with them for life.”

The organisation has  recently acquired a second vessel – and the funds will got towards the costs of replacing safety equipment – including 16 sets of waterproof jackets and trousers and batteries.

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  1. David Ashton says:

    I thought we were done with RT when he was unceremoniously dumped by his party. Evidently he is still in favour with some in South Wales Central (which includes Penarth). Do I recall that, when Penarth Pier Pavilion gained Lottery funding, it was dubbed “public funds”, on the grounds that the public buy the tickets which provide the funding? Evidently this is a better use of public funds, or so RT tells us.

  2. The Tax payer says:

    This is money well spent. Wish the VofG and PTC would learn from this good judgment 👍

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