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On 27th May 2016 we successfully raised £4,015 with 73 supporters in 28 days

Please help the Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust raise £13000 to buy two BellBoats to enable SEN children to enjoy the benefits of canoeing

by Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust in Mount Batten Water Sports Centre (NW-bound)

 Who We Are... 

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We are The Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust,  a watersports and activities centre based in Plymouth. We provide outdoor and adventurous activities for a huge range of people, from young to old, individuals to groups and beginners to those already experienced, and we share with them our love of the outdoors together with all the benefits  this brings.

 

The Problem....

There is one specific group of people that we feel limited in what we are able to offer them, namely children and young people with special educational needs.

At present we are able to take them out sailing as we have boats suitable for this, however we are very limited in what other watersports we can offer.

We desperately want to address this, by providing suitable boats for them to take part in paddlesports, as we know the demand is there and the benefits to the children and young people are proven.

 

What we are asking for...

We want to buy two Bellboats, as these are very stable and allow for maximum participation (with or without support workers as required) enabling us to open up paddlesports to as many participants as we can.

 

And if we get to stretch.....

If we reach our initial target, our stretch target would be to also buy a trailer for the boats.

This would mean we could go out to other venues to deliver sessions to people who couldn't make it to us. We also plan to make the boats available to a number of local canoe clubs (Port of Plymouth Canoe Association and Tamar Canoe Association) to use on occasional evenings and weekends, and if we could get a trailer it would mean they could take the boats to their home waters rather than having to bring their participants to Mount Batten.

 

Whats in it for you...

Apart from the amazing warm fuzzy feeling that you would obviously get from helping us achieve our aim, we have a huge variety of rewards on offer.... please have a look, there's plenty to choose from!

As you would expect there are a variety of options to take part in some  of the activites we run ourselves, (So check out the Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth's website for more details about these, and when sessions are running)  but we have also been fortunate enough to be supported by some wonderful people and businesses who have donated amazing things for us to offer. 

 

Examples of Our Rewards Include....

 

  

There’s even the chance with some of the rewards to win a sit-on-top kayak and paddle (although you will need to arrange to collect this from the centre if you are the lucky winner)

 

People Believe in our project

It's worth mentioning that along the way we've had amazing support from people that believe firmly in our project:

David Clare - British Canoeing Development Officer Devon and Cornwall

"I've been delighted to work alongside the Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust in their Crowdfunding campaign to enable more young people with Special Educational Needs enjoy the plethora of benefits that paddlesports brings".

Katy Wedgewood - Woodlands Special School Teacher and PE Co-ordinator for Plymouth Primary Special Schools: "I believe passionately in providing inclusive watersports activities - the massive sense of achievement participation brings is invaluable for improving personal confidence and self-esteem. Not to mention the huge smiles they have (and me!) when they are on the water - please support our campaign to bring this magical feel to more children with Special Educational Needs".

David Train  - Designer of the Bell Boat and former Olympic Canoe Coach

"The Bell Boat is a totally unique design in watercraft, its purpose is to remove the fear of taking part and to help with team work and co-operation. The versality of the Bell Boat holds no bounds, it is a long lasting robust platform for introducing all ages to water sports as well as a classroom on the water".

Alex King - Centre Director Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust

"This appeal truly reflects the ethos upon which the Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust was established".

Lee Pooley - British Canoeing Level 5 Coach and Coach Educator

  

 Thank you, thank you, thank you....

A huge thank you to you for looking at (and hopefully supporting) our crowdfunder campaign!

 

And of course many, many thanks go to those amazing people and businesses that have kindly contributed to the rewards we have on offer - in fact we've got so many rewards it fills up a lot of the page so please please keep scrolling down for some amazing rewards!

We couldn't do this without you! 

 

 

 Thank you so much for your support - please check out our amazing rewards down the side of the page: its a long list so keep scrolling down!!!

Mount Batten Centre Charity Trust crowdfunding campaign page

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you for believing in Plymouth Paddle-Ability

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward

Portlebay Popcorn Selection Boxes - perfect popcorn in a variety of Devon Flavours!

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward

Two week membership for two people at Fort Stamford Gym Plymouth

£15 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£15 Reward

1 place on a TryKayak session

£15 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£15 Reward

1 place on a Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) level 1 session

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

1 place on a Go Canoeing (Kayak) tour

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Thank you for believing in Plymouth Paddle-Ability

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward

Entry to the Otters and Butterflies Buckfastleigh for 2 adults, Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£20 or more

4 of 24 claimed

£20 Reward

Sponsor a paddle (your name in vinyl stickers on a paddle) plus entry to raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle, Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward

Family Ticket to the Eden Project, Cornwall for 2 Adults and 2 Children (all tickets must be used on the same visit). Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£20 or more

11 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

Booklet of 20 tickets for the Mount Batten Ferry plus entry to raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£25 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£25 Reward

1 child on a Kayak & Canoe Adventure day Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£25 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£25 Reward

Monty Bear, plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£25 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£25 Reward

1 child on a Multi Adventure Day

£25 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£25 Reward

TRANSAT winner MACIF goodies - Long sleved Macif T-shirt signed by the skipper and a 30 ltr Tribord Dry bag

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward

A Spa day at Stars Spa and salon (City College, Plymouth - Training Spa / Salon -please check opening times with their own website) which includes nail, facial and shampoo Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£30 Reward

1 child on a Hawk 20 Adventure day plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£30 Reward

1 child on a Climb & Abseil Adventure day plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£30 Reward

1 children on a Dinghy Sailing Adventure day plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Voucher for a family of 4, Slide and Ride at Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Thank you for believing in Plymouth Paddle-Ability

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Gift Voucher from QR Massage Therapy in Grantham, Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Family Ticket to Pennywell Farm, Plus... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Family Ticket to National Marine Aquarium, plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

Dinner for Two at Plymouth Holiday Inn including bottle of wine, Plus... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£35 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£35 Reward

Limited edition Adult Mountbatten Paddleability T-shirt, - Size Small Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£35 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£35 Reward

Limited edition Adult Mountbatten Paddleability T-shirt, - Size Medium Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£35 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£35 Reward

Limited edition Adult Mountbatten Paddleability T-shirt, - Size Large Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£35 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£35 Reward

Limited edition Adult Mountbatten Paddleability T-shirt, - Size X-Large Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Signed Plymouth Argyle home shirt, Plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Signed Plymouth Argyle away shirt, plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

A voucher for West Cotes House Bournemouth B&B equivalent to 1 nights stay in sea view rooms in Summer time for 2 people, plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£50 Reward

Private Kayaking Session for 2 people for 2 hours, plus exclusive 30% discount across the whole Nookie Product range , Thank you on social media and our Plymouth Paddle-ability web page

£50 or more

2 of 25 claimed

£50 Reward

2 places on a TryKayak session plus exclusive 30% discount across the whole Nookie product range. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

0 of 7 claimed

£50 Reward

2 places on a Go Canoeing Tour, plus exclusive 30% discount across the whole Nookie product range. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

1 of 25 claimed

£50 Reward

2 places on a Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) level 1 session, plus 30% discount across the whole Nookie product range. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Duke of Cornwall Hotel, one night for 2 people, plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Kayak Paddle - Carlisle 230cm paddle (Collection from the centre) Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£60 Reward

2 x Plymouth Argyle director’s box & boardroom tickets for a home match of choice (excluding matches with Exeter and Forces V Portsmouth) Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£70 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£70 Reward

Lord of the Rings Soft Archery Birthday Party for 6 children and the birthday boy/girl going free!

£75 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

1 x 1 night B&B in a standard double room, plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£75 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

2 x children on a Multi Adventure Day plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£75 or more

0 of 8 claimed

£75 Reward

1 x British Canoeing Paddlepower Start, plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle, plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£90 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£90 Reward

A round of golf for 4 people at Woodbury Park Golf Club, courtesy of MJ Baker Food services, plus... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Radio Plymouth - A chance to read the weekend weather on air! Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£150 or more

3 of 2 claimed

£150 Reward

Children’s Adventure Party (age 6-11) for up to 12 children, plus.... Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£150 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£150 Reward

1 x British Canoeing 1 star course plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£150 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£150 Reward

1 x Full day room hire of the Tower room plus 1 entry into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£150 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£150 Reward

Royal Yachting Association Dinghy Level 1 Course - learn the fantastic sport of dinghy sailing at the Mount Batten Centre under the guidance of RYA instructors and gain an accredited RYA qualification!

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£200 Reward

1 space on an RYA Powerboat level 2 course. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£200 Reward

1 x Full day function room hire of the Waterside room plus 2 x entries into raffle for a FeelFree Roamer 1 Sit-On-Top Kayak and paddle. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

Private sea kayaking day based from the Mount Batten centre (Maximum 4 adults) Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

1 bed space on live aboard diving holiday in the Red Sea with Blue O2 (Excluding visa and flights) Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£300 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£300 Reward

Children’s Multi-Activity week for 2 children. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£300 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£300 Reward

Children’s Multi-Skills week for 2 children. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media

£350 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£350 Reward

Team Building Day for up to 10 people. Website Banner on our Home Page rotating carousel of images. Thank you on our Plymouth Paddle-Ability Pledges web page and a thank you mention on social media


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