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£1,165raised of £50,000 target by 15 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to Help save Knoticat Sailing for the disabled

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The Knoticat wheelchair-adapted yacht gives disabled people of all ages the opportunity to get out on the water around Poole Harbour and the neighbouring islands.

The boat has been in operation for the last 20 years, and underwent an 18-month refit just a few months ago.

Knoticat is now fit to sail for another 15-20 years, but unfortunately, due to a lack of funding for running costs, it is possible that service we offer will have to stop at the end of this summer

Annual running costs are around £14,000 (around £100 a day). We rely on donations to cover our costs but we are finding it increasingly difficult to secure them. Our trips are completely free for passengers and carers.

None of our volunteers are paid, and the service is strictly not for profit, giving around 400 disabled people and their carers a fantastic day out. We also receive no funding from the local authorities.

Knoticat is one of the few fully adapted sailing boats in the world,that offers a free service, and we believe the only one in the UK. It is incredibly important to keep her running for the benefit of our passengers and their carers, who genuinely benefit from the service.

The service is run by a team of dedicated skippers and crew members, all of whom give their time and experience for free to help keep us running.

Any help you could provide would massively increase the odds of us being able to continue our service into next year and beyond.

You can read reviews of the service that we provide, and take a look at what we offer, here.

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  • Stuart Mccalman14 days ago
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    Stuart Mccalman

    14 days ago

    We are continuing to receive support and generous donations. Thank you so much from all at Knoticat.

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    24 days ago
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  • Stuart Mccalman1 month ago
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    Stuart Mccalman

    1 month ago

    We are receiving very generous donations, and with a fair wind and a following tide, we will achieve our goal !!

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Page last updated on: 11/12/2019 13.51

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15

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 12, 2019

    Another donation on behalf of Paul Jackson Good luck!

  • Barry Mardell

    Barry Mardell

    Nov 1, 2019

    I've been fortunate to sail on Knoticat in the past and hope to do so in the future.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 27, 2019

    Hope this helps.

    £50.00

  • Lynda Wright

    Lynda Wright

    Oct 27, 2019

    £100.00

  • Neil.

    Neil.

    Oct 26, 2019

    Good luck with your fundraising. You're doing a great job for disabled people.

    £20.00

  • Loes

    Loes

    Oct 25, 2019

    Keep sailing!!!!!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 24, 2019

    It's such a wonderful venture - I do hope that it can continue

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Stuart Mccalman

Stuart Mccalman

Poole

I am a volunteer with Knoticat. We provide sailing trips for people of all disabilities and their carers. These trips are free, but we do ask, if you are able, to make a donation to help with running costs. But we need funds to help us to keep sailing for next year and beyond.

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