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Belfast Lough Sailability Wins the Regional Award for Disabled Access Charity’s Venue of the Year

Tue 8th January 2019

Scottish charity founder Euan MacDonald has recognised Belfast Lough Sailability (BLS) in the Regional Awards Venue of the Year Competition in recognition of its efforts to welcome visitors with a disability.

The charity, Euan’s Guide lists venues that are committed to publicising its accessible events on the Euan’s Guide website ensuring the information reaches disabled audiences.

An image of pupils and staff from Mitchell House out on an inclusive boat

Staff and Students of Mitchell House enjoying a Day on the Water at Belfast Lough Sailability in June 2018

Euan MacDonald said: “I’m delighted to name Belfast Lough Sailability as the regional winner of Venue of the Year in Northern Ireland. The volunteers have demonstrated an exceptional welcome for disabled visitors and it comes as no surprise that they have achieved two 5-star reviews on Euan’s Guide. I look forward to reading more excellent reviews of Sailability at Carrickfergus Sailing Club and Marina.”

Paul Bunting, Chairman of Belfast Lough Sailability said: ‘’BLS is delighted and honoured to gain this award.  We work hard to achieve a good balance for accessibility and are humbled by both the courage and achievements of all our Volunteers and Participants with disabilities.  This encourages us to move forward into 2019 with renewed enthusiasm and energy to meet the needs of all our clients.’’