Voyage of thanks to Portsmouth NHS Families

by Carol Freeman in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

Voyage of thanks to Portsmouth NHS Families

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th August 2020 at 1:00pm

Join us in showing our heartfelt thanks by offering 24 young people, who are NHS workers or their children an exhilarating sailing adventure

by Carol Freeman in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

We’re crowdfunding to raise £15,000 to say thank you to our amazing NHS workers and their families.

With this campaign, we hope to raise £15,000 by Monday 31st August to offer 24 people aged 12-25, who are either NHS workers or their children, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a week’s sailing adventure on board an iconic 72ft Challenger racing yacht.

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If you back this project, as well as giving a life-changing experience to a deserving young person, there are a variety of rewards ranging from £10 to £5,000 including:

  • £35: A limited edition Tall Ships Youth Trust t-shirt plus your name featured on our website
  • £100: A limited edition Tall Ships Youth Trust hoodie, coffee mug plus a shout out on Twitter
  • And much more…

SUMMARY

During the lockdown there have been some remarkable stories of the selfless work of the NHS, and the sacrifices and risks their families have had to take.  Now, we would like you to join us in saying ‘thank you’ and giving back to those who have been caring for our home city throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Our plan is to set sail with two groups of young people, who are either NHS workers or their dependents, aged 12-25, from Portsmouth. The groups will be split across two iconic Challenger yachts according to their age; 12-15 and 16-25. The voyage will set sail on Monday 5th April 2021 for four nights. The adventure will begin at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, before heading west along the south coast, possibly stopping in picturesque ports such as Lymington, Poole and Weymouth along the way. The exact route will be planned at the beginning of the week and reviewed each day depending on the weather conditions and the time available.

Under guidance from our experienced staff and volunteers, everyone will get involved with everything on board, from cooking to steering the yacht and setting the sails, and will learn the fundamental aspects of sailing. They will also have the opportunity to work towards RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualifications.

Our youth voyages are unforgettable experiences suitable to any ability – no experience necessary. They are truly exhilarating adventures.

Once we have raised the necessary funds we will be asking for applications and nominations from staff and colleagues in the NHS, as well as the local community. 

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WHAT WE NEED 

It costs £7,500 to operate each yacht on this voyage which includes running costs, berth fees, fuel, food and snacks for everyone on board.

With your help and with support from Crowdfund Portsmouth, we can raise £15,000 which means the voyage will be free of charge for everyone taking part and they will just need to contribute £19.95 to cover the cost of their insurance.

We know we can do it with your support! 

WHAT YOUR GENEROUS DONATION MEANS TO YOU – THE REWARDS 

In addition to the fantastic opportunity you are giving to young people, you could get lots of truly fantastic rewards! 

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If you would rather forego a reward, you can of course simply donate any amount of your choice. 

ABOUT THE TALL SHIPS YOUTH TRUST 

We are the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity, but becoming a sailor is not the only outcome. We are a youth development charity that helps young people redefine their horizons through adventure learning at sea.1594131057_jm_19-11-21_arc_0493_1.jpg

We take young people aged 12-25 on residential youth sailing voyages on board ocean-going yachts. Out on the water, under sail, they learn lessons that set them up for life and help them realise their full potential.

To support our mission, we also run a programme of adventurous voyages for adults that directly subsidise our highly effective Youth Development Programme.

We have a vision of society where the exclusion of young people and lack of opportunities for them are things of the past. Together with our supporters, we are doing everything we can to help young people from all over the UK stand taller than ever before.

In line with government guidelines we had to cancel all our Spring voyages, but we are doing everything we can to ensure that we will operating again in August, in a safe way.

Want more information about the Tall Ships Youth Trust? Find our more about our fantastic work here.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

  • Please help us get the word out by making some noise about our campaign.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn to make sure you never miss an update. 
  • Use share tools and tell all your friends, colleagues, and family about the Tall Ships Youth Trust crowdfunding campaign.

RISKS AND CHALLENGES 

The obvious risk for each voyage is the weather, but the Challenger yachts have circumnavigated the world, and are built to cope with the worst weather. If we don’t achieve the full target, we will work to secure top up funding, if needed.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Limited Edition TSYT Hoodie and T-Shirt

Donate £100 and we will reward you with a limited edition Tall Ships Youth Trust Hoodie and T-Shirt + a shoutout tweet and your name on our Supporters' Wall on our website.

£10 or more

A big thank you from the Young People!

A big thank you from the Tall Ships Youth Trust and the young people you are supporting.

£25 or more

Name on Supporters' Wall

Donate £25 today and we'll reward you with a big thank you and your name on the Tall Ships Youth Trust's Supporters’ Wall on our website.

£35 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Limited Edition TSYT T-Shirt

A limited edition Tall Ships Youth Trust T-Shirt and your name on the Supporters' Wall on our Website.

£50 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Limited Edition TSYT Coffee Mug and T-Shirt

A limited edition Tall Ships Youth Trust T-Shirt and Coffee Mug + a shoutout tweet and your name on our Supporters' Wall on our website.

£150 or more

0 of 50 claimed

All Rewards from £10-£100

Donate £150 and we will reward you with all the rewards listed from £10-£100.

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

TSYT Gill branded Softshell Jacket

A Tall Ships Youth Trust, Gill branded softshell jacket + your name on the Supporters' Wall on our website.

£500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Day Sail for 2 on a Challenger Yacht + TSYT Hoodie

Donate £500 and we will reward you with a day sail for 2 onboard a Challenger yacht + a limited edition Tall Ships Youth Trust hoodie each. Day sail to include breakfast, lunch and insurance. A voyage voucher will be issued and will be valid for 12 months - a choice of dates will be available according to the current schedule at the time of booking (subject to availability).

£1,000 or more

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Sponsor a Berth

Donate £1,000 and you will be supporting a young person to experience a life-changing voyage with the Tall Ships Youth Trust. We will also place a plaque with a name of your choice next to one of the bunks for a year to show your support.

£2,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Day Sail for 12 onboard 72ft Challenger Yacht

Make a donation of £2,500 and we will reward you with a Day Sail in the Solent for 12 people (aged 18-80) onboard a 72ft Challenger yacht. To include breakfast, lunch and insurance. A voyage voucher will be issued and will be valid for 12 months - a choice of dates will be available according to the current schedule at the time of booking (subject to availability).

£5,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Official Voyage Sponsor

Become an official voyage sponsor on one of the NHS Family voyages. You company logo will feature on the yacht's hull for the duration of the voyage and you will receive publicity through local and national press, via social media and on our website. You will be invited to meet the crew and young people at the end of the voyage and the opportunity to present an award to the 'most improved' crew member.

Let's make 'Voyage of thanks to Portsmouth NHS Families' happen

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