We would like to send our deepest condolences to the Royal family at this difficult time.

Queen Elizabeth II will always have a special place in our hearts as it was money from the Silver Jubilee Fund in 1978 – marking Her Majesty’s 25 years as Monarch – which enabled our founder, Christopher Rudd, to start the charity.

44 years later our mission remains the same: Give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea.

Her Majesty has been an inspiration to millions of people around the world, none more so than those whose lives we have helped to change for the better on board our ship SV Tenacious.

 As a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, Tenacious’ ensign is worn at half-mast for our arrival in Great Yarmouth today.