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Sponsorship and donations

Major sponsors and supporters

MAKE A DONATION - 91.5% of expenditure in 2018-19 went on the direct delivery of our charitable services. We have operated with similar figures for a number of years but in 2019-20, when we were unable to sail at all due to Covid, we focussed on essential expenditure needed to protect the future of the charity.

Ocean Youth Trust South is enormously grateful for the donations of funds or equipment we receive from many individuals and organisations, as well as many contributions in the form of time and expertise. Without this support, we would not be able to keep our vessel in such good condition, and offer so many opportunities for young people from different backgrounds.

Our sincere thanks to all who have helped us this year and in the past.

Recent donors, sponsors and key suppliers include:

* AkzoNobel * Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation * Aquafax *
* Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) * Aumund Foundation *
* The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund * Balliol College JCR * Colin M Baxter *
* Martin Bayfield * BD marine ** Peter Binning * Mark Boggis * Bonifigioli *
* BP Foundation * Heather Brayshaw * Antony Briggs *
* Andy Bristow * Burgess Yachts * Paul Burnett * Robert Burnett *
* Emma Burrows * Michael Campbell * The Capital Group *
* John Caulcutt * Daniel Cavaney * Alex Charters * Fred Cole * Graeme Cole *
* Glyn Collins * Will Collins * Cowes Harbour Commission * Nic Crawford *
* D. C. R. Allen Charitable Trust * Dartmouth Harbour * Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas *
* Diocese of Winchester * Dorset Marine Training * Dorset Shrieval Trust *
* Ecclesiastical * Chris Ellis Award fund * Emma Ellis *
* Ellis Campbell Charitable Foundation * Endeavour Quay Ltd * English Braids *
* Estee Lauder * Evo Marine * Extreme Marine * F-RIB * Felixstowe Master Mariners * * A Finnegan * Charles Foreman * Sandy Garrity * Alex & Lucy Harper *
* Geoff Herrington Foundation * Gill Marine * Gosport Marine Festival *
* Graham High Charitable Trust * Greendale Foundation *
* Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation * Rob Harwood *
* The Henry Smith Charity * Hessenford WI * Fiona & John Hicks *
* Highcliffe Women's Luncheon Club * AC Hill * P Hood *
* Tom Hounsham * Roy Hughes * Lord Iliffe * IM Products * International Paint *
* James Myatt Trust * Simon Jinks * Joan Braithwaite Sailing Trust * JPS Fuels *
* KTY Yachts * Amy Keightley * Kirsteen Keith * Anthony & Carol Kelsall *
* Nathan Kelsall * Martin Lambert * Chris Lane * Emma Lingberg * Matt Lovett *
* Lymington Harbour Commissioners * Andrew Mackenzie *
* Marina Developments Limited * Marine Advertising Agency * Marsh Farm *
* David Marshall * Ben Martin * R & M Martin *
* The Honourable Company of Master Mariners * MECAL *
* Medical Support Offshore * Millennium Computer Services *
* MMC Diving Regatta Services Ltd * Sumaiya Mohbubul * Musto * Hugh Myers *
* Navionics * Ned’s Fund * Ocean Safety * Hamish Oliphant * Osmotech *
* J & S Ouvry * Gareth Owen * Owen Clarke Design *
* OYT South Dorset support group * OYT South Isle of Wight support group *
* OYT South West Sussex support group * OYT South West Country support group *
* Emily Parker * John Parkin * Patrick and Helena Frost Foundation *
* Penguin Refrigeration * Peter Dixon Charitable Trust * Petersen Custom Rigging * * Phillips 66 Limited * Jonathan Pinnock * Poole Harbour Boat Show *
* Poole Harbour Commissioners * Poole Quay Boat Haven *
* Port Hamble * Kit Power * HMS President * Libby Purves *
* Quantum Sails Hamble * Rafiki * Raymarine * Diana Roberts *
* Robinsons Compass Adjusters * Alexandra Rolland * Royal Cruising Club *
* Royal Thames Yacht Club * Royal Yachting Association * RS Divers *
* Mr and Mrs Sabben-Clare * Rosalie Sanders * SAO Associates * SeaRegs *
* Penny Scott Bayfield * Seven Seas Baxter and Grimshaw Trust Ltd *
* Jamie Seymour * Jamie Sheldon * C Sillett * Ian Sillett * Colin Smith *
* SO31 Sailmakers * Tom Sparrow * Spinlock * Stanbury Chameleon *
* Charlotte Sullivan * Survitec * tallshipstock.com * TCW Electrical * Martin Thomas * * Mr Tingle * Topsail Insurance Ltd * Peter Tracey * Bob Trimble * Trinity House *
* TS Hornet Sea Cadet Corps * Vokins Charitable Trust * Vortec Marine Ltd *
* Barry Walker* WesCom Signal and Rescue *
* Weymouth Harbour Commissioners * Phil Whiffing * Whirlwind Charitable Trust *
* Nick White * Andrew Wilkes * Wilkins Kennedy LLP * JM Wyman *
* Xylem Water Solutions *

Thanks also to other generous donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Ocean Youth Trust South always seeks to build the best possible relationships with our donors - which includes supplying them with all the information they need on how their money is spent. Here's what one major donor says about us:

“A grant from Peter Harrison Foundation has provided a bursary fund to help cover the cost of sailing trips for young sailors, who could not otherwise have had this invaluable experience. We have enjoyed the photographic and written reports after each voyage, although the smiles on the faces of the youngsters taking part probably belie some of the difficulties faced by everyone on board! These reports have given us direct insight into the needs of some of these young people – many from very troubled backgrounds – and the challenges they can bring on board with them as well as the potentially rewarding opportunity being offered. These short tales of life afloat remind us very nicely of the purpose behind the application and our decision to award a grant. Well done!” Andrew Ross OBE, Director, Peter Harrison Foundation


The Peter Dixon Charitable Trust supports the Peter Dixon Mohawk Voyage Programme, funding berths for disadvantaged young people. Peter Dixon was the captain of the destroyer HMS Mohawk, which was sunk in the Mediterranean during the Second World War, with the loss of 43 lives. Peter Dixon survived and went on to take a great interest in helping under-privileged young people.

Read about the difference your support can make to young people here.

You can also read the impressions of one of our partners after taking part in a voyage with young people here.





"I’ve learned loads and it’s been more fun than I ever expected! Hope to come back." Deb

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