One of the volunteers who help run the heritage sailing trawler Pilgrim of Brixham BM45 has had a lucky win on the Torbay lottery.
Keith Ward, who lives in Brixham and volunteers with Pilgrim, won £2000 in last week’s draw. The boat is 123 years old and is operated by the Pilgrim Heritage Sailing Foundation which is a local charity. Like other good causes, it benefits from tickets purchased for the Torbay Lottery and will now also receive a further donation Keith and his wife Jasmine have offered to make to the Foundation from their winnings. Keith commented: “We actively encourage our members, volunteers and local supporters to join in the lottery but never expected this kind of win.”
Pilgrim is the oldest surviving sailing trawler that was built and rigged in the historic port of Brixham. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund she underwent a major restoration in 2009-2013 and now sails the coasts of Devon and Cornwall and across to the Channel Islands, Brittany and the Isles of Scilly each Summer. Foundation Managing Director Rod Coveney commented, “Like many of our volunteers, Keith and Jasmine commit a great deal of time and energy to keep Pilgrim sailing so it’s nice to see them benefit in this way. The Torbay Lottery is a way for local people to support their favourite charity and we are most grateful for the proceeds that come to us.”
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