Just Giving is a well known charity fundraising site — we have set up a campaign page with an initial target of £35,000 to establish premises and add to our equipment. Donations can be Gift–aided (effortlessly) so that we can benefit from a Government top-up. Donations may be one-off or regular.
There several ways in which you can help through this scheme:
It would be appreciated if this link could be widely disseminated amongst your own contacts — Click for some sample text to include in your messages. And, see "Make your own fundraising page" below.
Copy this text into your own message
You may be aware that the British National Yachting Archive (BNYA) was set up some years ago with the aim of preserving the heritage of sailing — much of which was, and still is, at risk of being permanently lost. Digitally based and voluntarily run, it has now built to a substantial set of data but there is much more to add and there are several collections waiting to be dealt with.
To move forward, they now need to set themselves up in a fully equipped permanent home — for which they need funding - to provide the space and resources for volunteers to work - to catalogue, digitise and index material. The project is funded entirely through support from generous individuals and we would love you to join them. More information on the web site — www.bnya.org.uk
We are very keen to support this project and are reaching out to you and the rest of the sailing community for support.
Please take a while to appreciate what they are trying to achieve and if you are in a position to help — that would be much appreciated. Go to https://justgiving.com/campaign/bnya-capacity
It would also be helpful if you could forward this message to any of your personal contacts you feel would also be interested as you will realise we would like this message to be widely disseminated.
And, maybe you have a box of memorabilia that would contribute to the history of our sport.
This enables you and your personal contacts or your organisation to consolidate donations into a collective contribution. If you organise a fundraising event to support BNYA this can be used to promote your event. Examples of events might include social events, film nights, a sailathon or other sporting activity, etc.
Click on the "Start fundraising" button and you will be prompted to set up your page. Default content can be edited as required to suit your needs. We can help with your ideas if you contact us.
Have you any Memorabilia or Reminiscences?
Mindful that the sport of sailing is made up of participants who inevitably accumulate pictures, anecdotes, etc along the way. These are what brings colour to any sailing story, so if you have a shoebox of stuff in the attic, maybe now is the time to haul it out. You may have a good story to tell - just send it through. Prior to photography going digtal that box of old photos may be the only record of some events, boats or people. For those who could run to a book or Monograph - we may be able to publish it for you - see Publications section.
Getting in touch: several requests have been made above to get back to us - in the first instance, please contact and we'll take it from there.