Life on the Ocean Wave

Updated 11/11/23

Amount Raised £4,735  | Target £5,000

Marine life, maritime activities and heritage – why we need your help

Between Monday 16th and Friday 20th October 2023 we will be working with Widening Horizons, an innovative programme developed by the Millfields Trust through their ‘Millfields Inspired’ programme. The programme supports and enables students to understand the importance of education and how this can influence their life outside of the school.

Stonehouse has the highest deprivation score in Plymouth. The ‘Millfields Inspired’ programme is delivered to the seven local primary schools located within the neighbourhood. Unemployment here is so high that the children have few role models to encourage them into work. Widening Horizons seeks to inspire year 5 children on visits to workplaces.

During the week we will use our two larger boats, Johanna Lucretia and Pegasus, to introduce the children to marine life, maritime activities and heritage, where they can see, hear, and touch and explore the world around them. About 30 students will attend each day, split into four groups moving between four sessions in the two boats. These days complement visits Widening Horizons may arrange to Mayflower Marina.

To date we have raised just over 50% of our £5,000 target. Can you help cover the full cost of running this week with a donation?

Whether great or small, your donation will help us to raise the much needed funds to give these deserving young people an awe-inspiring glimpse into the world around them, enhancing their future prospects.

Using your debit or credit card.


Donate by post

Please make cheques payable to The Island Trust and write Life on the Ocean Wave on the reverse. Post to 17 Halyards, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0JU, and if you are a UK tax payer don’t forget to include a Gift Aid Declaration form, or you can use our online form instead.

2 October 2023

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