Crowdfunding drive for watersports charity

December 19 2018

All-Aboard Watersports, a leading Bristol-based charity, has today launched its first ever crowdfunding drive to raise £10,000 for disabled and disadvantaged children.

The charity, based at Bristol's historic docks and established in 1974, provides water-based activities including canoeing, rowing and sailing to all, with a focus on children and older people with mental and physical disabilities or behavioural difficulties, including those with Autism, epilepsy, brain injuries and dementia. The crowdfunding drive will help to continue the charity's work, enabling them to train more instructors and volunteers, purchase specially adapted equipment, to supply subsidised sessions to special needs schools and organisations, even to buy a new boat, optimised for people with additional access needs. 

“As well as the skills they learn, water-based activities have a range of social, mental and physical benefits, from building confidence to making new friends”, says All-Aboard Trustee Adam Brooks. 

“In order to continue to expand the number and range of sessions we can offer, we're asking for the public's support this Christmas. Letting a friend or relative know you've supported our charity on their behalf makes a great alternative gift, and there are monthly or one-off donations ranging from the cost of a head torch to help our instructors run evening classes, to a new specially adapted sailing boat. Please dig deep!” 

The crowdfunding page, live from noon, can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/AAwatersports and is currently set to end on New Year's Eve. To find out more about the charity and its work, or to book classes or volunteer,see: https://www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk