Thanks from Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

The Shipwrights’ Company makes a series of donations to organisations that deliver offshore sail training and water-based activities that assist the personal development of young people.  Recipients include the Tall Ships Youth Trust, UKSA and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, to whom the Educaton and Charity Committee awarded £5,000.  Sian McCluskey, the Fundraising and Communications Officer has sent the following letter of thanks:

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland — Report to the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights

Following a generous donation of £5,000 from the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, I am now delighted to enclose a full report on how the funding was spent and the significant impact it had on the young people who sailed with us.

2023 has been another successful season, with more than 550 young people stepping aboard our vessels for transformative youth work on the waves. During this year, we were fortunate enough to take part in the Tall Ships Races 2023, where two groups of young people sailed our largest vessel, Alba Explorer, across the North Sea and back in a once-in-a-lifetime voyage experience.

This year also saw us formally receive the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Il’s Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award. Two young volunteers accepted this award on behalf of the Trust, marking both a significant moment for them and for our wider volunteering base.

I hope the Trustees will enjoy reading about the determination and adaptability exhibited by these young people, and will take pride in seeing the qualifications, and improved wellbeing, these individuals have achieved.  Fair Winds.

The report can be downloaded here.