PSP confirms charities of the year
Published on 5/7/2012
PSP has selected The Rose Road Association and The Disabled Powerboating Trust as its chosen charities to support during the 2012 PSP Southampton Boat Show.
Each year PSP, title sponsor of the show, chooses a charity or charities to support throughout the event and helps them raise awareness through use of its hospitality suite and high-profile stand during the show.
Managing Director, PSP, Frank Dixie, says: “It is our pleasure to support The Rose Road Association and The Disabled Powerboating Trust by selecting them as our chosen charities for the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012.
“Both provide vital services to those with disabilities and illnesses and we are looking forward to supporting them throughout the show.”
There is a strong union between the two causes as The Rose Road Association is working with the Disabled Powerboating Trust and Geoff Holt MBE to give people with disabilities the chance to get out on the water.
Neil Wilson, Business Development Director at The Rose Road Association said: “The Rose Road Association is delighted to have been selected by PSP as one of their charities for the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012. This year we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee and 60 years of supporting young people with disabilities from across Southampton and Hampshire. We are very happy to be working in partnership with the Disabled Powerboating Trust and Geoff Holt MBE for the event, who is a fantastic ambassador and Appeal Patron for Rose Road.”
Geoff Holt MBE added: “I'm really grateful to PSP for selecting two charities close to my heart as its charities for this year’s show. As a Patron of the Rose Road Association and an Ambassador of the Disabled Powerboating Trust, we have already taken many disabled children from Rose Road out on my specially adapted boat, Wetwheels. With PSP supporting both charities, we will be able to not only provide better facilities for the children at the Rose Road centre, but we will be able to provide more opportunities for them to get afloat on Wetwheels.”
PSP has been a strong supporter of the Wetwheels project since its inception and is a good friend of Geoff Holt MBE, who runs the charity.