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HOW ARE YOUR DONATIONS SPENT?
You may give money generously but we owe you, our benefactors, the peace of mind as to how those funds are spent.
We are an entirely volunteer driven Isle of Man charity which was founded in 1984, where no money is spent on salaries or staff, and all the money donated stays "on Island" and is used for the benefit of members and groups with disabilities whom we help.
Our funds are received from a number of sources:
- Member’s fees, personal and corporate, are kept very low so as not to prevent anyone joining, and are used to inform, communicate and administer the Charity's activity. Where else may a single member obtain so much for £10 a year?
- Bag packing at supermarkets, flag days in Douglas, Peel and Ramsey, Tynwald Day stands, collection boxes in shops etc and similar activities supplement our membership fees and make up for any shortfalls we may have. They also enable members and the general public to volunteer TIME: as valuable as money on many an occasion!
- Organisations such as the Lowe Trust, Peel Charity Shop, and the Gough Ritchie Foundation occasionally provide lump sums (sometimes for a specific item), and these donations help us to maintain equipment, acquire new items and pay for the running of our boat.
- Then there are individuals and groups from companies who kindly support us with fundraising activities that help us to extend our horizons and go to more places for longer, giving more enjoyment and a sense of achievement to our disabled clients.
- Our Corporate logo sponsors provide us with monies to go into our boat replacement fund as every 10 years or so we need to change one of the most used boats on the Island in order to retain our record of safety, security and continuing pleasure. Legacies are likely to supplement this fund but we can't count of them!
So there you have it; a wide range of sources of funding combine to be 100% spent on maintaining a professionally run "Sailing for the Disabled" without any deductions for salaries or any transfer of funds off Island.
We are proud of this assertion, and we're humble too, thanking each of you who give so generously to enable us to be “SAILING FOR THE DISABLED”.
Any donation you wish to make should be sent to:
Sailing for the Disabled,
2 Ballachrink Drive,
Isle of Man,