Each and every one of our branches are different, in both their size and the activity they focus on. That’s the beauty of being part of a branch.

There are so many different ways to raise awareness and funds for the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Here’s a taster of the sorts of things branches get up to, as recommended by some of our branch chairs:

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John Stanton, chair of our Cardiff branch, says:

“We’ve looked at lots of different ways we can raise awareness locally. For example we’ve been in touch with local cinemas, schools and other community-based organisations who can help us get the word out”.

Helen Keep, chair of the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire branch, says:

“We’re a small branch spread over a large geographic area and so we have to take that into consideration when planning our activity. In 2018, we pulled together a short booklet ‘Real Pirates of the Caribbean’ which gave an insight into real pirate life, and sold that in our local area.”

Mike Bartlett, chair of the Poole Bay branch, says:

“We’re keen to get posters and leaflets out locally here – such as in NHS wheelchair clinics or through local community-based organisations where we know we can reach potentially interested people.”

Karen Butler, deputy chair of the Bristol branch, says:

“Being at local community fairs and festivals has been really good for us in the past, such as the Bristol Harbour Festival. We need to consider how these events moving online may affect us.”

David Rees, chair of the Pembrokeshire branch, says:

“We’ve seen success by giving talks – at things like local rotary clubs or local community groups.”

Graham Strudwick, chair of the 2-6 Heavers, says:

“We’ve had a Facebook page for some time and it is a great way to keep in touch. We aim to meet quarterly (virtually now of course – we’re getting used to Zoom!). We like a fundraising challenge here – and this year have done sponsored bike rides, virtual rowing, sailing and mast climbing events. In 2021 we have plans for another Thames walk as well as a London treasure hunt.”

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Do you have fundraising or awareness raising ideas for our branches?

Email community@jst.org.uk or get in touch with your local branch here.

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