(Pat) McGlead was nominated for an RYA
Community Award - Outstanding Contribution and has been selected as a
winner by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel.
He will receive his award at the
organisation’s annual awards ceremony in London on 24 November in London.
as a volunteer in 2012 with the Gwennili Trust in 2012 and was invited to
become a Trustee in 2013.
plans and organises the Day Sailing programme, an extremely challenging task,
and he has often volunteered as Mate for day sails and cruises. During his time
in charge the number of day sails has increased by 52% and a total of 1,900
disabled people, of whom 433 were wheelchair dependent, have taken part.
he also took on the role of Webmaster, completely redesigning the Trust’s
website and making it substantially more user-friendly.
said of his win “It has
been a privilege to be able to contribute to the wonderful work carried out by
the Gwenilli Trust.”