Here are just a few ideas to get you started…
Fun Run, Games Evening, Car Boot Sale, Dress Down Day, Quiz Night, Treasure Hunt, Car Wash, Raffle*, Lawn Cutting, Silent Auction, Collecting Tins* (*Please ring Head Office if you are planning these so we can explain the law in these areas).
…and below you’ll find some examples of what our wonderful supporters have been doing to fundraise for us. If you have any questions, or you want any help or support, please ring our friendly fundraising department on 02392 832055 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
|George Stevens – Fellowship Supporter
Despite not being able to swim, Fellowship Supporter George Stevens has always loved tall ships since seeing the Port off London Clipper Regatta in 1975. With memories of many different regattas since both in UK and abroad and in particular of a day sail from Poole a few years ago.
George explained why he has supported the Trust for many years and his message was clear and simple.
“The Trust’s work with young people is fantastic! It provides the perfect opportunity for all ages to work together regardless of their backgrounds. The atmosphere is friendly and there’s a great sense of comradeship.”
Our sincere thanks goes to George and all our generous supporters for supporting the Trust through the Fellowship. If you’d like to join them, it costs just £5 a month.
“Tugboat Bill” – William Smith (1942 – 2013)
Very sadly, William Smith, better known as “Tugboat Bill” has just passed away. Bill was a much loved and respected volunteer. We will all miss him very much. Bill first sailed in 1991 and then volunteered regularly until his last voyage just a few months ago. His family is asking friends and colleagues to make a donation in Bill’s memory – donate, click here. Read more on Tugboat Bill’s Memory Page.
|Team Challenger 1
A team of 9 voyage crew who have completed the Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 on Challenger 1 have turned turn their bruises, aching muscles and lack of sleep into raising funds for disadvantaged young people through the Trust’s Sponsor a Berth scheme. They’ve raised £4,500 so far. The team has put together an exciting account of their training experiences leading up to the race - click here.
Well done Challenger 1!
|Company Match Funding
Supporters, Alan Cameron and Michael Morley have given a generous donation to the Trust which has been matched by their employer BT. Thank you so much guys! How about getting your company to match fund as well? List of companies with Match Funding schemes
The story of five ordinary men taking on an extraordinary adventure. On December 3rd 2013, they started the challenge of a lifetime - The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Race. During the 3,000 miles from San Sebastian de La Gomera, (Canaries Islands) to Antigua, following the route once opened by Columbus, on their seven metre vessel they will face tropical storms, 30 ft waves, physical and mental exhaustion, startled sea life and 10 to 12 hours of rowing in a continuous night and day 2-hour shift pattern. They have named Tall Ships Youth Trust as one of the charities to benefit from the money raised.
Click here to read more…
|Annual Donation In David Ramsden’s Memory
David Ramsden’s early Naval career was just the start of his passion for all things marine. David devoted any spare time to volunteering on the Schooners. The Malcolm Miller was regarded as his regular ‘holiday home’. David’s family has decided to support a young person annually to experience a life-changing voyage in David’s memory – Read more on David’s Memory Page.
|In Memory of Roy Thorne
Roy Thorne first learnt to sail when he was a teenager with the scouts. He spent many holidays and spare time sailing with his wife Brenda and their 2 children Emily and Alex. In 2009 Roy and Brenda enjoyed a Challenger voyage to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary and both achieved Competent Crew. Roy got his Day Skipper later that year. Since his first sailing experiences with the scouts, Roy always understood the value and importance of being part of a team, thinking of others and rising to a challenge. Roy’s daughter has set up a JustGiving page in Roy’s memory – to donate click here. Full story on Roy’s Memory Page.
|Memories of Malcolm Miller
Remembering his happy time on board the Malcolm Miller and “The Incident of The Disappearing Turkey”, Ron Simmonds has decided to give a donation every month to support the Trust’s work with young people. Thank you for your generosity Ron and such a great story!
To read more click here - Ron Simmonds Memories
|Around Britain Challenge
Kenneth Polland has decided to raise funds for bursaries for young disadvantaged/disabled people and our Sail for Heroes project during the Trust’s thrilling ‘Round Britain Challenge’. Good Luck Kenneth! If you’d like to sponsor Kenneth click here for his fundraising page.
On 27 July 2013, supporter Stella Hammence will be attempting her first sky dive to raise funds for the Trust. Stella is supporting the Trust because it helps young people to experience sailing and a chance to see what life’s like out at sea. Good luck Stella!
If you’d like to sponsor Stella please click here.
Brian McNaney’s love of the sea started on a trawler at 14. He enjoyed many voyages on Stavros and Prince William. To recognise Brian’s passion for sailing and the Trust’s work his family made a collection at his funeral. We offer Brian’s family our condolences and sincere thanks for their support.
To read more about Brian’s life click here.
|Bill Parks – Jumps for Tall Ships!
A 70th Birthday Challenge… Supporter Bill Parks took part in a Tandem Sky Dive all in the name of Tall Ships Youth Trust and raised nearly £1,000.
To sponsor Bill in this amazing challenge click here
|Mast Climb for Radio Presenter afraid of heights!
Nathan Spackman, presenter of Bro Radio Drivetime, took on the challenge of climbing our 200ft Tall Ships, Stavros S Niarchos Mast. The event took place at The Barry Waterfront Festival and all proceeds go towards the Trust. ”This is not just a climb for a great cause, but also a personal challenge to help face my fear of heights.” Nathan Spackman.
To see Nathan’s fundraising page click here.
|Pounds for Pounds
Mum, Karen Richardson has set herself a
challenge to lose weight, get fit and raise
funds for the Trust which is very close to
her heart following her daughter’s voyages with us.
Karen will be taking part in an 8
week boot camp and weight loss programme.
Good Luck Karen!
To see Karen’s fundraising page click here.
|Three Peaks Challenge
Volunteer Crew Lloyd Ball is challenging himself to climb the Three Peaks in 24 hours on 16/17 June to raise bursary money for young people to
sail with the Trust. Lloyd has been sailing with us since 2008 and was inspired to do this challenge because of the support he’s received from
the Trust to achieve his own goals.
Good Luck Lloyd!
To see Lloyd’s fundraising page click here.
|177 Mile Hike!
Simon Oliver is supporting the Trust by hiking an amazing 177 miles along the Offa’s Dyke National Trail. Simon has been inspired by the impact the Trust’s voyages have on young people.
To see Simon’s fundraising page click here
Saul Pittam is supporting the Trust by running a mini marathon in Milton Keynes in support of the great work we do developing young people.
To see Saul’s fundraising page click here
|Mud Glorious Mud!
A Team of Stavros Volunteers – Harri Smith, John Venes, Kate Guest and Sarah Boyd – competed in the Maldon Mud Race on Sunday, 29 April to raise funds for the Trust. They’ll be thigh deep in mud, racing across the River Blackwater at low tide and back again. Good Luck Team Tall Ships!
To see their fundraising page click here
Andrew Kelly QC, who passed away on 3 April 2011, was a keen yachtsman and a great believer of the positive effect of sport and activity on young people. Good friends, Martin Spann and Charlie Holmes will be raising funds for the Trust in Andrew’s memory by cycling from London to Venice, one year on.
To see their fundraising page click here
|Happy 80th Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Phil Cunningham, a longstanding supporter of the Trust, who has just celebrated his 80th birthday. Phil organised a collection bucket and asked his family and friends to make donations to the Trust instead of presents. He raised an impressive £465! Brilliant!Thank you so much Phil!
|‘Birds on Bikes’
Philippa Stainton, Sarah Pearson and Claire Wotton (a trio of ‘Birds on Bikes’) recently completed an impressive 200 mile cycle ride from the Trust’s Head Office to Aveton Gifford in Devon. The event was organised in memory of a young keen and passionate sailor, Tomas Capewell.
A cheque for an amazing £6,500 was presented to the Trust’s Captain Liam Keating.
John Borlotti, a very respected volunteer and supporter of the Trust died suddenly a few months ago. John’s family decided to set up a JustGiving page to raise funds in his memory as they knew the Trust had a special meaning to him. We all miss John.
To see the family’s fundraising page click here
Tim Allen, Trustee and supporter of the Trust for 10 years is training to complete his first Triathlon at the age of 56! Very impressive Tim!
Follow Tim’s journey here
Following a voyage from the Azores to Southampton on our Brig, Mary Green is raising funds by organising a team from the voyage to do the Great River Race in London in September.
A great effort Mary!
You can see how it’s going on here
|Happy 80th Birthday!
Judy Smith, a longstanding supporter of the Trust, has recently celebrated her 80th birthday. Instead of presents, Judy asked her family and friends to make donations to the Trust – raising over £200! Brilliant!Well done Judy!