Nautilus strategic yacht partner UKSA took part in a summer giving campaign to help support disadvantaged London children learn to sail.
Approximately 700,000 London children currently live in poverty. This can often mean that, rather than looking forward to their summer holidays, many face six-weeks without access to healthy food, supervision or opportunities to play outdoors, leaving them incredibly vulnerable.
The Isle of Wight-based professional maritime education and youth charity was selected to be part of the 2019 'Summer Give' campaign. This is a matched-funded online campaign that ran between 10-17 June. During this week all donations were doubled by the Childhood Trust and UKSA Trustees.
The UKSA campaign raised a whopping £13,000 in one week and ultimately reached its £15,000 fundraising target which will be used to help change the lives of 36 London youngsters from George Green School in Tower Hamlets and Camberwell Southside Young Leaders – giving them the opportunity to take part in a week of sailing and watersports on the Isle of Wight, to boost their confidence and life skills, and broaden their horizons in the great outdoors.
Nearly £800,000 was raised in total by the 44 charities which took part in the 2019 campaign, which went towards supporting 15,000 young people from London.
More information on the campaign can be found on the UKSA Summer Give campaign update page. While donations can no longer be matched, unmatched donations can still be made until Friday 21 June 2019.