‘Charitable Giving’ is Exmouth Marina’s new charitable giving scheme. Every 12 months our Charitable Giving Committee selects up to six community groups or charities to help. We will work with each of our chosen charities throughout the year to determine how we can best provide support to them including, but not limited to, making donations, participating in fundraising activities, providing equipment or other support, or volunteering. We also encourage colleagues to volunteer their time and expertise to support these programmes. Organisations eligible for the Community Giving scheme include charities, schools and relevant community groups. Our committee will consider any requests submitted and every year the Charitable Giving Committee will choose new organisations to support for the next 12 months. If you're involved with an eligible organisation and you would like it to be considered for our Charitable Giving scheme, please complete the nomination form below.
OUR CHOSEN CHARITIES
THE FISHERMEN’S MISSION
What they do: The Fishermen’s Mission is the only UK fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care. They help all fisherman, active or retired, and their families. Fishing remains the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK. Every year, an average of 15 fishermen are killed or seriously injured and 45 boats are lost. The Mission is committed to improving safety on fishing vessels as well as supporting crews and their families. They provide practical and emotional support, such as helping with benefits and grants, and immediate financial assistance for those who are struggling.
What they do: Seafarers UK is a charity that has been helping people in the maritime community for over 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families. We do this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. In 2018, we awarded 76 grants totalling £2.46m to 56 maritime welfare charities.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI)
What they do: The Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) is the UK’s largest independent charity dedicated to saving lives at sea. There are 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland; all of them provide a 24-hour search and rescue service, with the boats crewed by trained volunteers who will risk their lives time and again to save others’. Funded almost entirely by donations, and 95% staffed by volunteers, the Institute is vital to the safety of yachtsmen, fishermen, beach-goers and anyone who uses the sea.
FISHING FOR LITTER
What they do: Fishing for Litter is one of the most innovative and successful projects to tackle marine litter. This simple initiative aims to reduce litter at sea by engaging one of the key stakeholders, the fishing industry. It raises awareness of marine litter within the fishing industry, local communities and with school children. The idea is simple; participating vessels are given hard-wearing bags in which to collect any marine litter caught in their fishing gear during normal fishing activity. Filled bags are deposited on the quayside and staff at participating harbours then move the bags to dedicated skips for monitoring, collection and disposal.
EXMOUTH GATEWAY CLUB
What they do: This is a social club for people with learning disabilities. It is run by volunteers and is self-funded. They arrange trips locally and nationally. Once a year they go to Majorca. There is a football team, called the Exmouth Tigers Disability FC. Regular bowling, discos, bingo, club night and games, Christmas parties and pantomimes are just a few of the events they arrange.
EXETER LEUKAEMIA FUND (ELF)
What they do: ELF aims to lighten the load by supporting families affected by blood cancers and blood disorders across the South West. Over the years ELF has listened to patients and their loved ones and developed to meet their current and future needs. ELF's CSS provides accommodation, transport, a counselling service and a CAB funded advice and guidance service for patients and families. The ELF's HSS provides Clinical Nurse Specialists and Generic Therapists. ELF funds research projects and a critical care family suite.
What they do: The charity’s aim is to raise awareness of the risks and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in the young. They do this by visiting schools, businesses and sports clubs across the South West to promote free cardiac screenings, give free CPR/AED training and by providing public access defibrillators (PADs) to places in need. Set up just over 12 months ago, they have already trained over 1,619 young people with vital lifesaving CPR/AED skills. They have also provided 10 public access defibrillators that members of the public can use 24/7 and they are likely to increase these numbers substantially in 2019/20.
REGISTER YOUR CHARITY
Our committee will consider any requests submitted, and every year we will choose new organisations to support for the next 12 months. If you're involved with an eligible organisation and you would like it to be considered for our Community Giving scheme, please complete the nomination form below.