1851 Trust is appointed Official Event Charity for Lendy Cowes Week

We’re delighted to announce we have been selected as Lendy Cowes Week’s Official Charity for 2018 by Cowes Week Limited.

Plans for the Regatta week include, providing sailing opportunities, sustainability, and interactive shoreside activities. Primarily aimed at young people aged 10-16, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities will be based on the regular school visits the we host on our Tech Deck at Land Rover BAR and our successful digital teaching resource, BT STEM Crew.  In addition, we plan to give a group of young sailors from our Solent-based Go Sail! programme the opportunity to take part in the Regatta.  Further plans will be announced in the New Year.

Commenting on the decision, Kate Johnson, Commercial and Marketing Director at Cowes Week Limited, said: “We’re delighted that the 1851 Trust will be joining us for Lendy Cowes Week 2018. Their aims to expand young horizons are admirable and consistent with our own. We hope that their work will help to engage and inspire a new generation into sailing. We look forward to announcing more detail on their fundraising aims and plans.”

Ben Cartledge, CEO of the 1851 Trust said “We are delighted to have been chosen as the official charity of Lendy Cowes Week 2018. The Trust uses the excitement of sailing, and the science and technology behind Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup team, Land Rover BAR, to inspire young people about the wide range of careers and opportunities available to them. We are looking forward to inspiring the thousands of young visitors to this world-famous Regatta and to raising awareness of the work that we are doing with teachers across the UK.”

Liam Brooke, Director and co-founder of Lendy Ltd, title sponsor, said, “We’re extremely excited about working with such a rewarding and worthwhile charity. We already have so much in common; we both share a home in Portsmouth, a passion for sailing, and a real desire to innovate and inspire the next generation. We see it as a perfect fit for Lendy Cowes Week and we’re looking forward to collaborating in 2018.”

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The Official Charity of Land Rover BAR, the team to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain