There will be no post Xmas blues for two Plymouth charities when property professionals give them both a much welcome New Year cash boost.

The Plymouth Area Property Professionals Association (PAPPA) will be making presentations to the Horizons Children’s Sailing Charity and Friends and Families of Special Children Ltd, their two adopted charities for the past year.

Much of the money was raised during the annual PAPPA golf tournament, held at the China Fleet Club in Saltash in May, which was followed by a black tie dinner with raffle.

Further money will be raised at the PAPPA Christmas Charity Dinner on Friday 7th December at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth.

PAPPA Chair Ben Dreher said: “Once again, PAPPA members and their associates have been hugely generous in their support for both our adopted charities this year and we look forward to making donations to both in the New Year.”    

Established in 1991, Horizons Children’s Sailing Charity builds links with Plymouth communities, schools and families in areas of social deprivation by offering sailing activities.

More than 3,000 sessions are organised each year for young people, aged 8 – 19. The sessions help them to increase their self- confidence, as well as improve social and practical skills.

Meanwhile, Friends and Families of Special Children Ltd, also based in Plymouth, is a new beneficiary to PAPPA.

It is a non-profit organisation, which provides information, support and services for families with disabled children, including social and leisure events.

One of the main providers of integrated leisure services in the city, it is run by professionals from varied backgrounds, such as corporate hospitality, social work and youth work, law, finance and counselling.