We’re delighted to report Bournemouth based charity the Valentine Charitable Trust has made a generous donation towards Boleh’s participation in the Rod Shipley ‘Sail for a Fiver’ scheme, sailing Dorset schoolchildren next year. Combined with earlier donations, this means Boleh’s delivery of this popular project for 2024 is now fully funded and Boleh will be able to give just under a hundred children a fantastic day afloat during her 3 week Portland deployment.
We are also pleased to announce that Trinity House has again supported the general costs of preparing for and executing Boleh’s sailing programmes for young people along the South Coast and in the Solent. Their much appreciated grant will help the Trust to spread knowledge of the maritime world among these young people. Picture – taken by our lead fundraiser and volunteer Mate, David Critchley – shows Boleh heading across Lyme Bay as dawn breaks on an earlier Portland deployment. A big thank you to our donors and to our volunteers.