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Alan Thorne

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£1,635raised of £5,000 target by 40 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund Boat Building Experience, my latest Community Project - Let's build a boat together! For ages 12 to 99

Faversham, UK
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Building a wooden boat, getting into it and on to the water is magical! It can be a life changing experience. Continuing from our success with Boat Camp for children and several boat building schemes with adults, Boat Building Experience is the new, exciting adventure where pairs of adults or children work with me to create a Joansa,

a beautiful John Welsford design rowing boat.

I don't want to charge anyone to participate. In that way anyone can come along and everything necessary will be provided. People can make a donation if they'd like to. For some it will be a therapy, others will want to learn boat building skills, many will grow in confidence and everyone will have fun as Joansa takes shape and finally floats gracefully on the water.

Not charging a fee means that I need to fundraise to cover my costs and to start the next course. Your help will mean that many people will be helped. Thank you!

Alan Thorne, Boat Builder

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  • Alan Thorne24 days ago
    Alan Thorne

    Alan Thorne

    24 days ago

    A special vessel was launched in the Creek basin this month. The optimistically named ‘Bridget’ – a reference to the long-awaited new READ MORE by clicking on the link below

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  • Alan Thorne2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Press Release 30 March 2019 The Big Day! Public Launching Event “Will She Float?” Location: Faversham Creek Bridge, Kent ME13 7DQ, Saturday April 6th 1.15pm A large crowd of spectators and other boats are expected to gather on and near the old Faversham Bridge, the focus of regeneration of this ancient waterway. All are welcome! Alan and the trainee boat builders would love to see you there!

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  • Alan Thorne3 months ago
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    Alan Thorne

    3 months ago

    Good news! The Trainee Boat Builders have completed the John Welsford designed 'Joansa' to a very high standard! The boat will be launched beside Faversham Creek bridge on Saturday April 6th at 1.30pm. All are welcome to join the occasion. Please come along to support.

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Page last updated on: 5/4/2019 17.07



  • Hilary Morley

    Hilary Morley

    May 4, 2019


  • Deborah Lawther

    Deborah Lawther

    May 1, 2019

    Finally got here, Alan!

  • Arfa


    Apr 20, 2019

    Fantastic project!


  • Alan Thorne

    Alan Thorne

    Apr 14, 2019


  • Doug


    Apr 14, 2019


  • Ben's Dad!

    Ben's Dad!

    Apr 14, 2019

    Ben really enjoyed it




    Apr 12, 2019

    Great project to raise awareness to keep local/historical skills alive. Lovely that it is open to such a wide range of ages and that it can provide benefits on many levels.


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Alan Thorne

Alan Thorne

Faversham, UK

I have worked with kids and adults, teaching sailing and boat building over many years. I've worked with young offenders and run workshops. I like introducing people to new skills and encouraging folks to go boating for fun.

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