Trinity depends entirely on grants and donations to raise the funds it requires to provide sail training places for disadvantaged young people and to keep our historic vessels afloat.
Trinity has two principal aims:
• Assisting the personal development of young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, with the intention of improving their prospects as they begin to face the challenges of adult life
• Preserving their three locally built vessels, former sailing trawlers dating from the 1890s to the 1920s, as important examples of maritime and industrial heritage. Providing them with a socially beneficial modern role helps fulfil the associated aim of promoting interest in heritage and enabling people to access it.
Having to start fundraising anew each year is difficult so regular sources of funding are particularly helpful and greatly appreciated. For this reason, we invite you to become a Friend of Trinity. Becoming a Friend is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to support the efforts of the Foundation by making modest standing order contributions.
Bronze membership entitles you to: a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about the Foundation’s activities and an invitation to Trinity events such as the ‘Sea Picnics’.
Silver membership entitles you to: a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about the Foundation’s activities, an invitation to Trinity events such as the ‘Sea Picnics’ and a place in a prize draw each year to win a free cruise.
Gold membership entitles you to: a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about the Foundation’s activities, an invitation to Trinity events such as the ‘Sea Picnics’, a place in a prize draw each year to win a free cruise, 10% off a cruise of your choice each year and a complimentary Trinity Sailing polo shirt featuring your name.
You can choose from three levels of personal membership:
Please join me as a ‘Bosun’ (Bronze) Friend of Trinity at £5 per month
Please join me as a ‘Mate’ (Silver) Friend of Trinity at £10 per month
Please join me as a ‘Skipper’ (Gold) Friend of Trinity at £20 per month
Alternatively if you prefer a hard copy of our ‘Friends’ leaflet please call the office on +44 (0) 1803 883355 and we’ll send you out a copy to complete and return.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT…
“The voyage gave the students the confidence to work together as a team. They worked out of their comfort zone. They had to work and think independently. It proved to them that they can ‘manage’ away from home. They are able to make new friends and adapt socially to strange situations. They learned to live out of a bag in a small confined area. They learned social skills with regards to eating at the table and sharing meal times. The prepared meals and tried new food that they had not experienced in the past. They were given the opportunity to manage a budget that they had for spending money (some of them had not had this money before). The students grew in confidence as the week went by. They were sad to leave which is always a good indication of the success of the voyage.”
Sarah, Arena Academy, Sail Training Week