All aboard for pirate fun in Canary Wharf

Early risers in Canary Wharf will get the chance to see a 65 metre long tall ship, set to house a pirate party, sail into view tomorrow morning.

The Tenacious, owned by a Southampton charity called the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), arrives at 7am to be temporarily berthed in West India Dock, near the South Quay DLR station.

On Monday, 30 disadvantaged children will climb on board, thanks to The Variety Club charity, for a pirate party.

They will be greeted by a Jack Sparrow impersonator based on the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and TV presenter Jamie Rickers.

The lucky kids will enjoy face painting, pirate fancy dress, games and a tour of the ship.

The sailing trust has two tall ships which are designed to allow people with physical disabilities to enjoy sailing.

Jenny Calais, the JST partnership co-ordinator, said: “We’re so excited to welcome on board children from the Variety Club.

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“They are sure to have a fantastic time.”