Clipper Events has helped to raise more than £100,000 in aid of the National Autistic Society in just one day of fundraising.
The highest earning lot was a day’s racing on the Clipper fleet of 68 foot ocean racing yachts. It was snapped up by bidders keen to sail on the unique fleet, whilst supporting the charity.
Autism currently affects approximately one in 100 children in the UK and the funds will help deliver support and services needed by autism sufferers, making a positive difference to the quality of their lives.
Clipper Commercial Director, Nigel Beacham, said, “Clipper Events is delighted to be able to support the National Autistic Society, and hopes the sailing event bought with the generous pledges made by those attending the auction luncheon helps improve the lives of those with autism and their carers.”
Winning bidders will compete in the Anderson Clipper Challenge in September after the Clipper fleet completes its current circumnavigation in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.
Using the boats for client engagement and team development, the 164 guests, in 14 teams will be trained by Clipper’s professional skippers and mates before a series of match races commences in the Anderson Clipper Regatta to be held on 24 September 2010.
Clipper is committed to supporting good causes and already in 2010 has helped has raised £134,000 for charities.