Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 - No Comments »
“DAVID GODWIN” BENEFITS YOUNG PEOPLE
The Tall Ships Youth Trust has just named one of its 72ft yachts “David Godwin” after the former Cazenove Partner who lost his life to cancer last year.
The decision to use the name came after a friend and former work colleague of David’s decided to give the Trust a significant donation to support its work with disadvantaged and disabled young people. The Trust asked him to choose a name for the yacht and he chose David Godwin.
“I knew David as a boss, colleague and friend for almost three decades” he said. “He was an outstanding leader and trusted adviser. He inspired absolute loyalty and lifelong friendship. He was a generous mentor to his juniors and a wise counsellor to his peers. He was always interested in others and often first to put himself last. He was one of those rare and wonderful people you come into contact with and who changes your life forever.”
“David would have loved the fact that his name is now associated with this very worthwhile cause. The Trust takes 3,000 people to sea a year and has a reputation for achieving tremendous results with young people in a short space of time, building self-esteem, life skills and aspirations. It’s struggling in these tough times to make ends meet and this year won’t raise enough to cover all of the costs of operating its fleet – a 200ft tall ship, four 72ft yachts and a 62ft catamaran. So I’m pleased to be able to support the Trust’s excellent work”.
In a small, informal ceremony in Portsmouth, he was joined by David’s widow, children, grandchildren and other friends and family to name and bless the vessel.
For further information contact PR & Events Officer Kathy Lucking on +44 (0) 23 9283 2055.
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