Back the Base Minibus

£7,395

raised of £15,000 target
81
supporters
49% 16 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £15,000 is pledged by December 22nd 2019 at 12:00pm

We're aiming to purchase a replacement for our ancient minibus.

by Westminster Boating Base in London, England, United Kingdom

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Lizzie Holkham 27th November 2019

Hi WBB Lizzie and Lucas are both supporting you. Thanks so so much for all you do for children and adults in Westminster. You are truly amazing. Please help the Base get a new Mini Bus, every penny helps, donate whatever you can. Thanks so much. 😊 xx

Russell Watkins 19th November 2019

Good luck with your fundraising. A minibus is badly needed to help support the hugely worthwhile activities with the young people. Westminster Boating Base, together with all the instructors, does a great job for this great city!

Annette Price 13th November 2019

Hi Everyone at the Base, good luck with the fund raising. It is about time that old van was retired. We used it earlier this year for a Base weekend's paddling on the Upper Thames and the France trips are awesome, particularly for the kids. The bus makes these trips possible - so for any of my friends reading this - back this campaign 😊

Gabby Bathgate 1st November 2019

WBB has run a fantastic range of youth trips around the UK and to France for years, new wheels badly needed for these great opportunities to continue to exist the way they do

Daniel Ellis 28th October 2019

Don't forget your towel: "A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth ... use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

Susan Sawyer 28th October 2019

Amazing charity giving children and older people a chance to participate in the wonderful world of water sports. Transforms lives, long may it flourish!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£75 or more

3 of 30 claimed

2hr powerboat driving lesson

Learn to drive a powerboat on the Thames in central London with an introductory session. Up to 3 people in the boat with a RYA instructor. A choice of dates will be offered before end of March 2020.

£10 or more

Get a thanks!

Thanks! We'll add your name to our supporters list on our webpage.

£20 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Yak Paddle Mitts

Keep your hands warm when paddling this winter with a pair of Yak Paddle Mitts. One size fits all.

£20 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Gloves for sailing

Typhoon sailing gloves. Neoprene with suede palm for handling ropes. Variety of sizes available

£20 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Yoga for watersports

A 45 minute yoga for watersports session suitable for beginners.

£20 or more

6 of 100 claimed

Be entered into our minibus naming competition

Make your entry into our competition to name our new minibus. Boaty McBoat Face will not be considered - but how about Mini McBus Face? ;)

£25 or more

4 of 30 claimed

A WBB T-shirt

Come and collect a WBB logo T-shirt. Variety of sizes until they run out

£35 or more

0 of 25 claimed

T-shirt and a shout out!

A WBB logo T-shirt plus a shout out on our social media.

£40 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Youth Membership 2020-21 plus a T-shirt

Get a youth membership for the coming season - April 2020 through to March 2021 - plus a WBB logo t-shirt. Various sizes available until stock runs out.

£50 or more

1 of 8 claimed

GO Kayak session

A 3 hour kayaking taster session in April 2020.

£50 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Typhoon long-john wetsuit

Collect a Typhoon 3mm neoprene long-john wetsuit - legs but no arms. In stock so you can try for size. Perfect for kayaking through the winter.

£50 or more

1 of 6 claimed

GO Sailing session

A 3 hour taster session for dinghy sailing in April 2020.

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1hr powerboat driving lesson

A driving lesson in a powerboat with an instructor. Weekends will be arranged before end of March 2020

£75 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Sign the bus, get a T-shirt and shout out!

Get your signature on the back door of the bus plus a T-shirt and mention on our supporters page

£95 or more

0 of 3 claimed

British Canoeing Paddle Discover course

A course teaching all the basic skills of kayaking and delivering the knowledge to be able to safely continue your development wherever you go. Course during the 2020 season. Dates as advertised on our website.

£100 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Typhoon Winter 5mm wetsuit

A Typhoon winter-weight 5/4 wetsuit perfect for sailing through the winter. A variety of adult sizes in stock.

£130 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Sign, support, social, t-shirt and competition

Sign your name, a mention on the supporters web page, a shout out on social, collect a t-shirt and enter our Mini McBus Face naming competition!

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Lunch or dinner for two at the Savoy

A Savoy Privilege Certificate entitling you to a three course lunch or dinner for 2 in Kaspar's restaurant. Valid until 1st Aug 2020. Approx £200 rrp.

£330 or more

0 of 2 claimed

RYA Dayskipper Theory course

A place on our RYA Day Skipper Theory course starting in January 2020. See project description for details.

£330 or more

3 of 3 claimed

RYA Powerboat Level 2 course

A RYA Powerboat Level 2 course on the river Thames with WBB. Dates advertised on our website, must be redeemed before the end of March 2020.

£340 or more

0 of 1 claimed

RYA Yachtmaster Theory course

A place on our course starting January 2020. See project description for full details.

£340 or more

0 of 3 claimed

RYA Level 1 & 2 dinghy sailing course

A Level 1 start sailing course followed by Level 2 Basic Skills course. Each course is 2 days. Redeemable during the 2020 summer season April-October. Dates as advertised on our website.

£350 or more

0 of 6 claimed

RYA Powerboat Level 2 course

A RYA Powerboat Level 2 course on the river Thames with WBB. Dates advertised on our website, must be redeemed before the end of March 2020.

£895 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Lifetime season ticket

An adult season ticket - for your life-time!

£1,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Support the charity

Sign the bus, get an honorable mention on our supporters page and a shout out on social media. A good choice for a company or individual wishing to support our charity and cause.

£1,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Zero to Hero Instructor training

Zero to Hero Instructor Training course in either Sailing, Kayak/Canoe or Powerboating. April to September 2020. See project description for details.

£3,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Support the charity

Sign the bus, get an honorable mention on our supporters page and a shout out on social media. A good choice for a company or individual wishing to support our charity and cause.

£8,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Corporate Logo

Your corporate logo on each side of the minibus. Details to be discussed.


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