Young Volunteers Fundraise For AHOY
Shipmates is our youth volunteer programme: for 8 to 18 years, giving disadvantaged and/or at risk youth the opportunity to flourish on and off the water.
Part of our long-running Shipmates Programme involves our young volunteers in fundraising for The AHOY Centre. So as well as the wonderful training they receive over the years here to become RYA Assistant Sailing Instructors they also learn many aspects of running our charity. This ensures their life skills increase – giving them the knowledge and experience to gain future employment.
Fundraising can be via a number of ways: raffles, sponsored events, selling AHOY wrist bands and filling “Pots of Gold” where Shipmates ask friends and family to help fill up their pots with money.
This also makes them aware at a young age of the importance of money and how they too can support AHOY to enable our work to continue – making them responsible and thoughtful citizens with their communities.