'Yes Please', to dirty knees!

by axeandpaddlebushcraft in Brighton

We did it
On 3rd July 2016 we successfully raised £615 with 19 supporters in 56 days

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft need your help, bringing natural skills & crafts to local kids - teaching them to build, make and learn with nature.

by axeandpaddlebushcraft in Brighton

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft began back in 2012, when husband and wife team Steven and Kirsty Le Say hosted a Spoon Carving Workshop in a friend’s garden.   In the four years since, we’ve moved into our own seaside workshop just outside of Brighton, where we host a number of courses, teaching traditional Bushcraft skills and crafts.  

We’ve had an active presence at festivals throughout the summer months, teaching children, and this is something that we’d like to do more of.  After all - getting the kids interested in being outdoors, utilising and respecting natures resources and getting their hands dirty is such a simple, yet enriching and rewarding thing and we absolutely love every minute of it! 

So we want to introduce a new element to our growing business.  We want to TEACH KIDS FOR FREE!  To enable us to do this, we'll need to turn our workshop (currently as many of you know, a converted garage!) into a safe, warm and welcoming creative environment to invite kids down to.  This will mean we’ll be looking to raise funds for everything from insurance to insulation, and from materials to first aid kits.  We’re hoping to raise up to £10k for all of this, and we need your help to do it!  So if you agree that kids should be saying ‘yes please, to dirty knees!’ and believe that teaching kids that making things beats a computer game any day of the week, then please join in supporting us.   


Thank you.   

Steve & Kirsty







This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you for believing in our project! Your name will be in lights on our supporters Thank You page on our website!

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

So generous! We thank you with a beautiful hand carved wooden spoon. A complete one off, hand made with love, just for you.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Your donation means so much to us! We're pleased to offer you in return, a handmade canvas duffle bag in your choice of white or khaki green canvas, with brass eyelets and a thick cotton rope tie. These bags are fire, water and rot resistant and branded with the Axe & Paddle logo.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

Wowee! Thank you so much! Please join our any one of our Spoon Carving Workshops, held just outside Brighton. Course includes: - All the tools and materials you'll need - Delicious home cooked lunch and soft drinks all day - Leave with the skills to be able to practice Spoon Carving on your own - Take home your hand carved wooden spoon *Max 6 people per workshop. Min age 16. Course take place October-March*

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

Thank you!!! For your very generous donation, we invite you to enjoy our Bushcraft Camp Weekend on the River Adur in Steyning, Sussex! Get out in the open, back to nature, and camp for 2 nights by the river in one of our cosy handmade canvas Baker Tents. Get the authentic, traditional camping experience and enjoy a 2 hour taster workshop too, in either Fire Lighting or Bow Making. *1 Person Offer - bring a friend for just £100 when you book your date

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

You're a superstar! £500?! We can't thank you enough! To show our appreciation, we invite you and up to 5 friends or family to visit us in Brighton for a Bushcraft Extravaganza! You'll have a 3 course gourmet lunch and spend the day by the seaside, learning Axe Throwing, Fire Lighting and Natural Fibre Cord Making.

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