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Sponsorship and donations

Major sponsors and supporters

MAKE A DONATION - 90.7% of expenditure in 2015-16 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:

* Advanced Rigging & Hydraulics * Alderwood Recruitment *
* Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation * Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation *
* Aquafax * Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) *
* The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund * Baltic Charitable Fund * Barclays * John Batt *
* Bavaria Owners’ Association * The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation *
* Paul and Baz Bew * Mark Bowden * Buckers Hard Fabrications * Roger Bigg *
* David Blogg * Mark Boggis * Stephen Bond * Nicholas Bonham *
* Bonhomie United * Andy Bristow * Rachel Bristow * Sharon Brown * BSI *
* Fran Burge * Emma Burrows * Eric and Penny Burrows * Paul Buxton *
* Robert Camping * Peter Cardy * J C Caverhill * Fred Cole *
* Composite Mouldings Ltd * Cherry Davis * Chris Courtauld * Contact Marine *
* Cory Brothers * Cowes Harbour Commission * Nic Crawford *
* D. C R. Allen Charitable Trust * Drew Marine Signal & Safety UK Ltd *
* James Dyson * Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas * Dell Quay Covers *
* Chris Ellis Award fund * Emma Ellis *
* Ellis Campbell Charitable Foundation * Euro Towers Ltd * English Braids *
* Fareham Motor Boat and Sailing Club * Felixstowe Master Mariners *
* Neil “Sharkee” Gardiner * The Geoff & Fiona Squire Foundation * C Gibbs *
* Gill Marine * Girdlers' Company Charitable Trust * Google *
* The Gosling Foundation * Mr and Mrs Gosnell *
* Graham High Charitable Trust * Greendale Foundation *
* Guildford Coastal Cruising Club * Richard Haig * Val Hague *
* Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation * Jeremy de Halpert *
* James Hanratty * * Marcus Hardiman * Rob Harwood * Abbey Heffer *
* David Heffer * Henri Lloyd * The Henry Smith Charity * AC Hill * David Hodgson *
* Hodie Limited * Jonny Holman * Holman Fenwick Willan * Lord Iliffe *
* International Paint * James Myatt Trust * Joan Braithwaite Sailing Trust *
* D H Jones * Peter Kellner * KTY Yachts * Landsdale Marine * Chris Lane * J Leon * * Lewmar * Matt Lovett * Lymington Harbour Commissioners * Joe Macgregor *
* Marina Developments Limited * Marine Advertising Agency *
* Marine Shrinkwrapping * Marine Systems Engineering *
* David Marshall * R & M Martin * The Honourable Company of Master Mariners *
* Simon Mathieson * Kerry McMillan * Mercury Yacht Harbour * Andy Miles *
* Paul Millman * Millennium Computer Services *
* The Monica Rabagliati Charitable Trust * Alan Morgan * Navionics * Ian Nicholls *
* Giles Nicklin * John Niven * Northney Marina * Ocean Safety * Fraser Old *
* Hamish Oliphant * Openwork Foundation * Jeremy 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 * Parkside School *
* Patrick and Helena Frost Foundation * Peter Dixon Charitable Trust *
* Peter Harrison Foundation * Jonathan Pinnock * Plymouth Yacht Haven *
* Poole Quay Boat Haven * Port Hamble * Kit Power * HMS President *
* Libby Purves * The Quilter Cheviot Foundation * Ratsey & Lapthorn Sailmakers *
* Raymarine * Diana Roberts * Robinsons Compass Adjusters *
* Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partner Charitable Foundation *
* Royal Thames Yacht Club * Royal Yachting Association * Rosalie Sanders *
* SeaRegs * Gina Seller * Jamie Sheldon * Shot the Breeze * Juan Silveira *
* Celia Smith * Peter & Nicola Solly * Spyprint * Stanbury Chameleon *
* Sir Hugh Stevenson * Stonehouse Tablet * Swim2Bestival *
* tallshipstock.com * Jon Taylor * Martin Thomas * Topsail Insurance Ltd *
* John Trembath * Peter Tracey * Trinity House *
* TS Hornet Sea Cadet Corps, Gosport * Ted Tucknott *
* J M Tyler * SS Uganda Trust * Viking Life-Saving Equipment Ltd *
* Wates Family Enterprise Trust * Watson Fuels * Wembury Sailing Club *
* Whirlwind Charitable Trust * Yeo Valley Lions * Hans & Heather White *
* Andrew Wilkes * Wilkins Kennedy LLP * Wyatt-Jones Associates Ltd *
* Charles Wylie * Xylem Water Solutions * 12 College Place *

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

Ocean Youth Trust South always seeks to build the best possibl;e 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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