Sailing Challenge

Sailing Challenge

To inspire and motivate a group of deserving young people through a challenging sailing expedition designed to extend their horizons.

£410 raised of £1,500 target 27 %
14 supporters 21 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 9:34pm 20th June 2017

We are fund-raising for a very worth-while project to help inspire and motivate a group of deserving young people through a life-changing voyage aboard a tall ship sailing from Boulogne to Folkestone. A number of the students have difficult personal circumstances including  bereavement and family illness. The aim of the voyage is to challenge our students to push themselves to the limit, thereby increasing their confidence, self-belief and determination and encouraging higher aspirations.

Students will be actively involved in sailing the ship, preparing meals, maintaining the cleanliness of the vessel and carrying out night watches. They will need to work as a team to problem solve and overcome potentially difficult situations and some gruelling conditions. We hope that this will push our students to look beyond their own circumstances and raise their ambitions beyond their local area.

We have raised some funds towards the expedition; students have run a quiz, a raffle and taken part in a sponsored swim. But we are struggling to raise the £1500 required to transport our students from County Durham to Boulogne to start our voyage and we need your help!