Mr John Matthews

Charity details

Multiple Sclerosis Society, East Herts & West Essex MS Society

Multiple Sclerosis fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it.

Registered Number 1139257

The Jubilee Sailing Trust

What we do

SV Tenacious
We deliver our Mission aboard our very special tall ship, SV Tenacious. As the only tall ship in the world designed and built to be sailed by a truly mixed ability crew, this includes people with a wide variety of impairments and health conditions.

Activities aboard
Aboard Tenacious people become deeply immersed in an inclusive sailing experience. At sea, where conditions can be unpredictable and sometimes wild, the experience is challenging and can be intense.

Diverse teams work together to sail the ship and perform tasks with real responsibilities. The adaptive design of Tenacious creates an accessible and enabling environment. Everyone is seen and treated as equal and contributes to the best of their ability.

On a JST sailing adventure, experience barriers break down, differences disappear and friendships form.

Who sails with us?
We welcome people from all walks of life. You can sail with us from age 16 upwards on a voyage. Children from as young as 12 can join us for a day sail, if accompanied by a parent or appropriate adult, making it a great day out for families, schools and groups. There is no upper age limit on either voyages or day sails. Many people who sail with us are complete sailing novices, whilst some are passionate tall ship sailors.

We aim to make a difference to the lives of all our participants, but we know that our impact is especially strong for:
– disabled people, including those with physical impairments and learning disabilities or difficulties
– those dealing with long term health issues or mental health conditions
– the lonely or socially isolated
– those dealing with significant challenges or change in their career or educational life
– people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including disadvantaged youth

Registered Number 277810

Messages of condolence

Many happy memories, especially of our journey with you and Gill to New Zealand. Rest in peace John, love Angela & family

Mrs Angela Finbow

With many happy memories of you sailing on the Tall Ships and singing with Don. Love Val

Mrs Valerie McGregor

Thinking of you and all the family. Love Val and Rob.

Mr Robert Matthews

Cousin John Derek, Thankfully your days of indisposition are over. Now may your soul rest peacefully in heaven.

Miss Hilary Matthews

RIP John Thinking of you all From Ian and Merril Matthews and family Linda Matthews and family Janet Thornewill and family

Mrs janet thornewill

Rest in Peace, John. Love Jen and Robin

Mr and Mrs Robin and Jennifer Thake

Rest in Peace John Derek