Royal support for Natasha Lambert sailing charity

Isle of Wight County Press - 06 June 2016

Isle of Wight sailor Natasha Lambert and her mother, Amanda, at Buckingham Palace.

SAILING superstar Natasha Lambert has won support for her charity from none other than Prince William.

Natasha, 18, and her mother, Amanda, met the prince at a royal garden party last Tuesday and told him about the Miss Isle School of Sip and Puff Sailing — founded to give young people like Natasha the opportunity to try new challenges.

They also spoke to the Duke of Kent and Princess Beatrice.

Natasha, who has cerebral palsy, has completed several sailing feats using the 'sip and puff’ steering method and was last year awarded the British Empire Medal for her efforts.

She said: "I loved the whole day but meeting Prince William was really special."

The charity’s chairman of trustees, Jeremy Dale, said: "All the trustees are very proud of Natasha’s achievements and it is fitting these should be recognised with a fantastic day out at the palace."

The Miss Isle School held an open afternoon on Saturday at Cowes Yacht Haven.

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