KMCC Celebrates Clients’ Sailing Adventure

February 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Friday evening, the Minister of Health Kim Wilson attended a celebratory reception hosted by the K. Margaret Carter Centre [KMCC] in conjunction with the Bermuda Sailor’s Home [BSH], to recognise two KMCC clients who are about to embark on a 10-day sailing journey out of Antigua onboard ‘The Tenacious’ – one of two sailing vessels purpose-built to be fully accessible.

Minister Wilson said, “I want to first of all begin by thanking Bermuda Sailors Home and the Jubilee Sailing Trust for partnering with the K. Margaret Carter Centre [KMCC] to create this remarkable opportunity which we are all here to celebrate today.

Left to Right: KMCC Case Manager Mr. Mujib Swan, Minister Wilson, Jaime Brangman [KMCC client/BSH Scholarship recipient], Branden Fox [Client of Vision Bermuda/BSH Scholarship recipient]

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“I want to wish the best of luck to those six individuals who will take part in this 10-day sailing journey out of Antigua onboard ‘The Tenacious’.

“…That includes KMCC clients Mr. Jaime Brangman and Mr. Kristopher Trott and KMCC Case Manager Mr. Mujib Swan. They will also be joined by Mr. Branden Fox [a young man from the community who has a visual impairment] and two other adults who will be accompanying them in a caregiving capacity – Ms Sharon Swan and Ms Sally Browne.

Front row, left to right: KMCC Case Manager Mr. Mujib Swan, Mrs. Sharon Swan [caregiver], Mrs. Sally Browne [caregiver], Kristopher Trott [KMCC client/BSH scholarship recipient], Jaime Brangman [KMCC client/BSH Scholarship recipient], The Hon. Kim Wilson Back row, left to right: Mrs. Veronica Baptista [KMCC Programme Manager], Branden Fox [Client of Vision Bermuda/BSH Scholarship recipient], Bermuda Sailors Home Manager Mr. Ilya Cherapau, Bermuda Sailor’s Home Chairman Mr. Bob Greig

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“These individuals will all be part of the crew during the 10 days that they are sailing. This means that they will be given crew responsibilities. ‘The Tenacious’ is only one of two sailing vessels purpose-built to be fully accessible.

“As many of us here know, people who are differently-abled do not often receive opportunities to fully integrate in recreational programmes.

“Therefore, the Ministry of Health, including the K. Margaret Carter Centre, are extremely grateful to Bermuda Sailors Home and to the Jubilee Sailing Trust for this incredible gesture of inclusion.

“I hope that other businesses, recreational programmes, and service delivery entities take on the challenge of making their services more inclusive of persons with disabilities and providing more inclusive opportunities.

“We are so excited for Branden, Jaime and Kris. We pray for their safe travels and we look forward to the stories that we will hear upon their return. We know that this is an experience of a lifetime! Enjoy every moment, and thank you again to Bermuda Sailors Home and to the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Your work changes lives. Thank you.”

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