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Support All-Aboard by making a Donation

Our watersports programme is only made possible by the generosity of those who support us with donations, sponsorship or grants. We welcome donations or sponsorship from individuals as well as commercial organisations.

Supporting All-Aboard – where does your money go?

All Aboard is a registered charity (1151374).

In 2019 we delivered watersport sessions to almost 8,400 participants from the Bristol area.  Of these, nearly 25% had some form of disability or medical condition, and a further 10% identified themselves as being lonely or isolated. Without us, many of these participants would never have experienced watersports, or the associated benefits of learning new skills, making friends, working as a team, overcoming challenges and feeling fresh air on their faces.

In addition, we had nearly 600 young people participating in our after-school sailing and paddling clubs in 2019, and a further 765 taking part in our popular holiday clubs.  Many more young people attended sessions here with their school or community group. And around 100 adults and children gain an RYA sailing qualification through us every year.


Inevitably, running All-Aboard costs money. We rely heavily on the support of our dedicated group of qualified volunteers – who between them volunteered almost 8,000 hours of their time in 2019.  However, we have no guaranteed income, nor do we receive any support from central or local government. Along with most charities, we are finding donations and grants are becoming harder and harder to find.

So please support us by using our facilities. Every watersport session that you book with us, whether as an individual through our website, or as a group on a bespoke session, will generate a valuable contribution towards paying for the Centre’s overheads.  However, since we keep our prices as low as possible to encourage everyone to access what we offer, we still have a deficit after our activity contribution, that needs to be met by fundraising, donations and other activities.

If you can also support us financially, please do so.  You can make a donation by clicking on the button above, or email [email protected] to find out more about sponsorship, corporate donations, legacies and other donation opportunities.

What does it cost to run All Aboard each year?

Total fixed overhead costs£153,000
Income from activity sessions£170,000
Costs directly relating to activity sessions(£79,000)
Net contribution from activity sessions£91,000(£91,000)
Remaining costs to be met through fundraising and other activities£62,000


You can support us in the following ways:

Your Club / Company / Organisation

Suggest to your club or the company you work for that All-Aboard Watersports could be their ‘Charity of the Year’ when they can encourage volunteering, fundraising events and donations from members or employees. Sponsorship; Your organisation can sponsor All-Aboard and make specific donations to provide essential equipment needed for watersports sessions. Donations may be funds or equipment or items suitable for fundraising raffles. Companies can make donations to purchase lifejackets, first aid equipment, mobility aids, safety boat equipment, maintenance parts and materials, engines and fuel, even replacement boats. We are always proud to publicly acknowledge Companies who support our charitable activities.


By giving your time or allowing your employees time to volunteer with us.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact us on 0117 9290801 or email [email protected].

Leave a Legacy

Make an everlasting gift by specifying a donation to All-Aboard Watersports as a beneficiary within your will.

Or send your donation to:

All-Aboard Watersports
Baltic Wharf
Cumberland Road

“It is so important for these clubs and sessions to be made available to young people. They gain so much from them and the wonderful volunteers who make themselves available. His life is richer for it.”