As Challenge Wales set sail for a two day non-stop adventure weekend today, one of our volunteers was setting up a Challenge Wales stand a few hundred metres away, from her home berth, at the Penarth Marina open day.
The sun shone, the wind stayed light (the perfect conditions for having a pop-up banner and leaflets outside!) the BBQ wafted and visitors visited.
The annual Penarth Marina open day gives visitors, residents and berth holders an opportunity to see what is going on in the marina, meet the local businesses, try some water-based activities, mingle at the coffee shop and generally have an enjoyable day.
Lots of people were interested in the way Challenge Wales worked with young people, and quite a few were keen to sign up as volunteers, while some were interested in supporting Challenge Wales by enquiring how to jump aboard one of our fundraising adult voyages.
We also enjoyed talking to the local Sea Cadets, who were on the stand next to us, and discussing some ideas to help them jump aboard too.
As the day came to an end, the sun was still shining and visitors were putting their requests in to the band. A successful day for everyone and a huge success for Penarth Marina.
Challenge Wales home port is Penarth Marina, near Cardiff Bay. If you would like the Challenge Wales sail training vessel or a shore-side team to attend an event please email us. Visit www.challengewales.org to find out more about Challenge Wales. Attending events helps Challenge Wales to raise awareness of the Challenge Wales charity and its work with young people.