Jubilee Sailing Trust gets huge grant
The Peter Harrison Foundation has donated £1.5 million to the Jubilee Sailing Trust. The donation will help the charity take the disabled on adventure sailing trips.
The JST can now reduce the loan balance of £2.3 million still outstanding on the build costs of their second ship, Tenacious.
It is hoped that this grant will encourage other potential donors to provide further assistance, so that the whole loan may be cleared in the near future.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust was set up in 1977 following a grant from the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Appeal Fund. It owns and operates two magnificent tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious, which are the only tall ships in the world that were specifically designed to enable both able bodied and disabled crew to sail together as equals.
Peter Harrison was also keen to point out his reasons for pledging this donation, “I want to see the JST free from the debt millstone which through no fault of their own has been round their neck for far too long.” He added, “I hope that, on the back of my pledge, others will feel able to come forward and provide similar support so the Trust will be free of debt and able to concentrate on what it does best.”