Topsail Insurance 2018 company charity, Sail 4 Cancer has launched an exciting range of bags made from recycled sail cloth.
The new fundraising programme Sail 4 Sale announcement came after a large donation of used sails was made to the charity from Isle of Wight based sail cloth company Wight Sails.
In addition to the new recycled sailing bags, Sail 4 Cancer will also be selling a variety of sails which people can then use to make into garden awnings, parasols and outdoor furniture covers.
Commenting on the announcement, Chairman of the 4 Cancer Group Graham Precey said: "As a sailing nation, we have a huge appetite for new sails every year. Sadly however, old sails are often overlooked and are usually thrown away in land-fill sites.
"Consequently, we have launched our Sail 4 Sale campaign which aims to encourage sailors to recycle their old sails whilst at the same time helping British families living with cancer. All sail donations will be up-cycled into bags and other products to raise funds for the charity."
Graham concluded: "This recycling initiative is a partnership between many organisations who are all working together to help families in difficult circumstances. Veolia UK is helping with logistics and StorageMart is assisting with container storage. The bags are being made by M-24 and the initial batch of sails have been donated by Wight Sails. We are incredibly grateful for their help.
"We have all sorts of sail material available including Dacron, Mylar and various spinnaker fabrics in all sorts of vibrant colours. We're very excited about this new venture and we'd love to hear from anyone who'd like to get involved. Many thanks."
To find out more about the new up-cycled luggage, to get involved and to donate please visit Sail 4 Cancer here >>>