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Sponsorship and donations

Major sponsors and supporters

MAKE A DONATION - 92.0% of expenditure in 2017-18 went on the direct delivery of our charitable services.

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 * Applemore College * Aquafax *
* Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) * Aumund Foundation *
* The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund * Balliol College JCR * Colin M Baxter *
* Martin Bayfield * BD marine * Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation *
* Peter Binning * Bonifigioli * Boscombe and Southbourne Rotary Club *
* BP Foundation * Lyn Brayshaw * Andy Bristow * Richard Brown * Robert Burnett *
* Emma Burrows * Michael Campbell * John Caulcutt * Daniel Cavaney *
* J C Caverhill * Callum Clausen * Colehill WI * Will Collins *
* Cowes Harbour Commission * Nic Crawford * D. C. R. Allen Charitable Trust *
* Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas * Dorset Marine Training * Martin Driscoll * E-On *
* Chris Ellis Award fund * Emma Ellis * Ellis Campbell Charitable Foundation *
* Endeavour Quay Ltd * English Braids * Evo Marine * Extreme Marine * F-RIB *
* Felixstowe Master Mariners * Charles Foreman * Sandy Garrity *
* Geoff Herrington Foundation * Gill Marine * Graham High Charitable Trust *
* Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation * James Hanratty *
* Harbour Hotels * Simon Hedger Grace * The Henry Smith Charity *
* Fiona & John Hicks * AC Hill * J & A Hollond * P Hood * Roy Hughes * Lord Iliffe *
* IM Products * International Paint * James Myatt Trust * Simon Jinks *
* Joan Braithwaite Sailing Trust * JPS Fuels * KTY Yachts * Andy Langridge *
* Colin Lewry * Winifred Jean Lodge * Lymington Harbour Commissioners *
* Marina Developments Limited * Marine Advertising Agency * David Marshall *
* R & M Martin * The Honourable Company of Master Mariners * MECAL *
* Millennium Computer Services * Musto * Hugh Myers * Navionics * Ocean Safety *
* Hamish Oliphant * Osmotech * Osprey Technical * J & S Ouvry *
* 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 * Parker Jervis *
* Patrick and Helena Frost Foundation * PCC Romsey * Penguin Refrigeration *
* Peter Dixon Charitable Trust * Petersen Custom Rigging * 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 * Rampion Wind Farm *
* Raymarine * Diana Roberts * Robinsons Compass Adjusters *
* Alexandra Rolland * Kevin Ross * Royal Cruising Club *
* Royal Southern Yacht Club * Royal Thames Yacht Club *
* Royal Yachting Association * Oliver Rutman * SeaRegs *
* Seven Seas Baxter and Grimshaw Trust Ltd * Jamie Seymour * Toni Shaw *
* Jamie Sheldon * Sisters of Bethany * Colin Smith * South Molton Rotary Club *
* SO31 Sailmakers * Alastair Speare-Cole * Spinlock * FC Spowers *
* Stanbury Chameleon * Survitec * tallshipstock.com * TCW Electrical *
* Martin Thomas * Topsail Insurance Ltd * Peter Tracey * Bob Trimble *
* Trinity House * TS Hornet Sea Cadet Corps, Gosport *
* UK Online Giving Foundation * Roger Upham * Vokins Charitable Trust *
* Vortec Marine Ltd * WesCom Signal and Rescue * Phil Whiffing *
* Whirlwind Charitable Trust * Andrew Wilkes * Wilkins Kennedy LLP *
* David Woodley * Charles Wylie * 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.

You can read the impressions of one of our donors 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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