A gin distillery in the county has embraced the spirit of adventure with its new charity partner.

Sky Wave Gin, in Bicester, has partnered with The Rona Sailing Project, one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based sail training organisations in the UK.  

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Sky Wave Gin specifically supports the training of volunteer skippers, mates, watch officers and watch leaders aboard their sail training boat, Lady Shona, through a donation from every bottle of Sky Wave Gin sold.

The money raised for the project, based in Southampton, will help fund the sailing qualifications and sailing kit needed for the volunteer’s training.

Sky Wave Gin co-founder Rachel Hicks said: “We searched long and hard to find a charity with which we felt a real bond.

“When we spent time with the Rona Sailing Project we discovered a true sense of adventure among its team and all the volunteers.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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