The charitable trust was set up by those closest to John to do some good in his name and further the memory of such a remarkable person. Many people gained from all that John gave and many also helped John to achieve all that he did in such a short time. Indeed if it were not for this help John may have fallen short of his aspirations.
Aim of the Trust
The objectives of the Trust are to advance the education and physical and mental development of young people in need (under the age of 25 years) with a view to promoting the achievement of their potential through the sport of sailing. The Trust is the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard programme donating boats and board for junior sailors to progress their sailing and continue to participate.
Applications to the Trust
If you, your sailing club, recognised teaching establishment or community group feel that the Trust could help fund or part-fund a worthwhile project please contact the John Merricks Sailing Trust.
All applications must be sent via e-mail to:Applications@jmst.org.uk
Visit the John Merricks Sailing Trust website