UKSA's Kick Off to Cowes Week

Published 01/08/2023

Guests from across the world gathered at the Cowes Campus last Friday to celebrate UKSA

Mermaid Gin cocktails


The charity’s summer cocktail party was generously supported by headline sponsors Preston Turnbull, and also by the Isle of Wight Distillery, who kindly donated some of their world famous Mermaid Gin to kick-off Cowes week in style.



The weather was on side as guests enjoyed a warm summer evening on the deck of the charity’s Lister Building, named after UKSA Founders Noel and Sylvia Lister, and there were both familiar and new faces who all gathered to celebrate the charity’s amazing achievements and to hear about future plans.

Catering by Isle Graze

Ben Willows, UKSA CEO said,

We were delighted to welcome so many people to this season’s event. We love hosting our kick-off party on campus offering an opportunity to bring to life the transformational impact that our staff work so hard to achieve. I want to thank everyone that has taken the time to join us for the evening, and we look forward to welcoming you next year.

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