Training Organisations are often asked if they can help charities and good causes. While we recognise there are many good causes out there we are only a small organisation with limited resources and we simply can not help everyone, so we will sometimes have to decline. We will usually give priority to organisations or causes that fulfills one or more of the following criteria;
- Life boat charities whose mission is to reduce/prevent the loss of life at sea
- UK based charities supporting children, facing extreme neglect, abuse, poverty or violence
- UK based charities supporting children who require medical help that is not usually available under the NHS
- UK based charities whose aims are to prevent or alleviate the effects of life-threatening illness
- Individuals suffering from a terminal condition and whose chances of longer term survival will be considerably increased if they receive assistance
We are more likely to try to help individuals and organisations based in the geographic area we operate in (Southampton/Solent). We are unlikely to support projects where part of the sponsorship money will be used by the fund-raiser to pay for their own activity (for example a sponsored parachute jump where the first £200 pays for the jump and the charity only receives funds over and above that). We have selected two charity partners for the 2018 to 2020 period. As one of our organisation’s key objectives is specifically to support lifeboat charities it is not surprising that one of our chosen charity partners is a local lifeboat charity.
OUR 2018 – 2020 CHARITY PARTNERS ARE
Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity helps to enhance the care and treatment of children at University Hospital Southampton. They raise money and provide financial support to areas of the hospital service that lie beyond the scope of NHS funding. Chieftain Training are specifically supporting the Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department Appeal.
Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) is an independent lifeboat and inshore rescue service that was founded in 1969. As a declared facility to the UK Coastguard, they provide emergency lifeboat cover to the Eastern Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. The crews live normal lives just like you. However, when the Coastguard activate them on pager call out, they drop everything at a moment’s notice and respond to people in distress; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and in all weathers.
On average GAFIRS responds to 100 incidents per year. These vary from towing stricken vessels away from danger, all the way to providing life saving first aid to critically injured casualties. Time and time again their crews have been awarded national commendations for their life saving services to the community. All crew and shore side support are volunteers and the whole operation is funded 100% by donations from the public. If you or your family go boating in the Eastern Solent you should view a donation to GAFIRS as part of your insurance policy!
CHIEFTAIN TRAINING PARTNERS
THE TRANS ATLANTIC TRIO & BLOOD BIKES
The TransAtlantic Trio are three incredible people setting out to do something extraordinary. As soon as we met them we knew we had to become involved.
Jooles, Amy and Mark will be rowing across the Trans Atlantic Ocean in a small open boat in December 2020 and January 2021 as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and they are doing it to raise money for UK Blood Bikes Charities. Every penny they raise save the NHS five times that. Chieftain Training is proud to be the Trio’s official training partner. Read their story at https://www.thetransatlantictrio.com/