How You Can Help:
The Rona Sailing Project is one of the longest running Sail Training organisations in the UK, established for over 55 years. In that time, we have taken over 20,000 young people to sea and given them the experience of a lifetime, greater self-confidence and a new perspective on the world. From our original aims we have evolved into a unique organisation that develops a young person's self-confidence through teamwork and friendship in a nautical environment. As part of that evolution, we are also a recognised RYA Sailability centre - taking disabled young people to sea. We rely on donations to enable the Project to keep taking deserving young people to sea and to ensure that our yachts are maintained to the high standards required. There are a number of ways in which you can help:
Regular Giving: Many of our volunteers and supporters provide monthly donations and setting us a Direct Debit is easy to do, please contact email@example.com for details
Easy Fundraising: If you are an online shopper, then shopping through easyfundraising is a way in which you can generate money for the Project without it costing you a penny! Log onto www.easyfundraising.org.uk to register your details and choose The Rona Trust as your chosen charity. Every time you shop, enter the easyfundraising site and find your retailer and shop as normal and we will get a % of your spend from the retailer! We received nearly £7,000 in this way and it doesn't cost you, the consumer anything.
Sponsor a berth: The voyage fee that we pass on to trainees is £200, which is less than a third of the actual cost to the organisation. Therefore we are constantly fundraising for this balance to support everyone who sails with us. You can help us continue to do this by contributing a one-off donation towards the organisational cost of a voyage, thereby securing a place for a young trainee or a vulnerable adult.
Support a young person: We have a small bursary fund in place to help young people who cannot afford the full voyage fee. A contribution towards this, no matter how small, can be the difference between a young person sailing and not.
Sponsor the organisation: We have opportunities for all budgets, all of which helps us enormously, so please get in contact with Brid firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to discuss your ideas.
Hold an event: Many of our loyal supporters have held fund-raising events in aid of the Rona Sailing Project which is invaluable to us. Please consider us as your chosen charity when hosting or participating in events at clubs, societies and at work. We can provide you with materials and support your event which Ann can assist with email@example.com Groups who have helped in this way include the Warsash Sailing Club, City West and the Thames Rotary Club.
Dream or Two Sailing has chosen the RSP as their charity for the Gosport Peninsula Charity Race in June! It promises to be a fantastic event and we would like to thank Martyn and all the team at Dream or Two for doing this for us for the second year in a row. With a full crew signed up for the event, the boat is full! You can sponsor the crew here https://www.justgiving.com/dor2-gosport-pursuit and all money goes to the Rona Sailing Project
Leave a Legacy: Since 1960, the RSP has been working to follow the vision we share with our supporters and volunteers for future generations. Together, we continue to help thousands of young people and vulnerable adults with a range of needs to have an often life-changing experience.
Much of this work has only been possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters and those who have chosen to support our work by leaving a legacy. These very special gifts are crucial to making sure our work continues for future generation of young people. They also help ensure the ethos of the Project continues to guide us in what we do.