… from the Scuttlebutt

We are delighted to signal that the total amount raised for children’s charities during our March 2017 Wantsum Corks manoeuvres was the incredible amount of £1240 of Golden Nuggets. Well done shipmates – another Corker of an evening!

The following good causes have been in our sights (receiving £6600 to date).

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service (£300 donation)

Oasis has been working in Kent for 22 years to provide support and safety for those affected by domestic abuse. Our donation will be used specifically for baby’s activity play mats.
Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

John meets Jacqui and Dee at the Oasis Charity shop in Margate Old Town.

John meets Jacqui and Dee at the Oasis Charity shop in Margate Old Town.

Cleft Lip and Palate Association

Cleft Lip and Palate Association(£300 donation)

Since 1979, The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) has been dedicated to all those with and affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UK.
They reach out to families from the moment of diagnosis and help them through any difficulties they have before and after the birth of their child by providing a specialist feeding service as well as targeted information and a national network of trained volunteers providing one-to-one emotional support and local events and meet-ups.
Cleft Lip and Palate Association


Dragonflies (£300 donation)

Dragonflies provide pre and post bereavement support for children and young people; providing them with a safe place to express their grief and to share ways of coping with their loss.

Andy presents a cheque to Michelle at Dragonflies.

Andy presents a cheque to Michelle at Dragonflies.

Rainbow Ward QEQM

Rainbow Ward QEQM (£300 of children’s toys)

The highly respected children’a ward at at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate, providing day assessment and inpatient children’s services.
Rainbow Ward QEQM

Eager hands get to grips with Steve and Glyn's delivery of toys at the Rainbow Ward at the QEQM Hospital Margate.

Eager hands get to grips with Steve and Glyn’s delivery of toys at the Rainbow Ward at the QEQM Hospital Margate.

Demelza Hospice care for Children

Demelza Hospice care for Children (£300 donation)

A specialist children’s hospice providing providing compassionate and expert care for babies, children, young people and their families throughout Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

Dandelion Time

Dandelion Time (£300 donation)

Providing children & families fragmented by trauma, abuse and neglect with individually focused support to work together to find ways to restore trust, gain strength and make positive and sustainable changes in their lives.

The SMA Trust

The SMA Trust (£300 donation)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death of infants and toddlers, with approximately 95% of the most severely diagnosed cases resulting in death by the age of 18 months. The SMA Trust is dedicated to finding a cure and treatments.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Evelina London Children’s Hospital (£300 donation)

This donation was made as an expression of gratitude to the hospital and staff for their care and kindness and in memory of Faye Burdett, a little girl who lost her brave fight against Meningitis B. www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk

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Kent Deaf Childrens Society (£300 donation)

KDCS is a self funded, not for profit, volunteer driven charity: supporting deaf children and their families living in Kent and surrounding areas.

Louise Henley (KDCS) receiving a £300 cheque, presented by Rob (aka Bob or 808).

Louise Henley (KDCS) receiving a £300 cheque, presented by Rob (aka Bob or 808).

Abbie's Army logo

Abbie’s Army (£300 donation)

Funding much needed research into fighting (DIPG) childhood malignant brain stem tumours, which are extremely agressive with a typical survival rate of between 9-12 months.

Abbie's Army receiving a £300 cheque, presented by Michael.

Michael presents a £300 cheque.

Sohana Research Fund logo

Sohana Research Fund (£300 donation)

The fund is dedicated to finding effective treatments and a cure for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa; a group of inherited conditions where the skin, or mucous membranes blister with only mild trauma, friction or even spontaneously.

Children's Burns Trust logo

Children’s Burns Trust (£300 donation)

The Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families as well as prevention and awareness campaigns.

Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group logo

Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group (£300 donation)

Consist of parents, carers and interested parties and people with Down syndrome. Their main aims are to provide support, advice and training for families, professionals, carers and people with Down syndrome; to promote public awareness of Down syndrome and to encourage local support groups.

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Tree of Hope (£300 donation)

Offers hope to the families of sick and disabled children who need specialist medical surgery, treatment and therapy, giving a better quality to their young lives.

Tree of Hope receiving a £300 cheque, presented by Colin.

Colin presents a £300 cheque.

Together for Short Lives logo

Together for Short Lives (£100 donation)

UK Charity supporting children with life limiting or life threatening conditions; and their families. www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk

Blind Children UK logo

Blind Children UK (£100 donation)

A leading national charity for children and young people with sight loss, formerly NBCS (National Blind Children’s Society).

Great Ormond Street Hospital logo

Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity (£100 donation)

Great Ormond Street Hospital has over 240,000 patient visits each year for the rarest and most complex conditions and offers the widest range of paediatric services under one roof in Britain.

Holding On Letting Go logo

Holding On Letting Go (£300 donation)

Supports bereaved children, young people, (6-16) and their families and carers in Kent and Medway who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives.

Kent Young Carers logo

Kent Young Carers (£300 donation)

A project to support all young carers aged 5-18 across Kent with information, advice, signposting, social activities and individual support.

Jason delivers £300 in time for Christmas

Jason delivers £300 in time for Christmas.

Action for Children logo

Action for Children (£100 donation)

Supporting the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK and they’ve been doing so for 145 years.

Children with Cancer UK logo

Children with Cancer UK (£100 donation)

Helping children with cancer across the UK, by essential research, welfare and campaigning programmes to save young lives.

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Beanstalk (£300 donation)

A national charity that supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading (formerly Volunteer Reading Help).

£300 presentation to Beanstalk at their meeting in Ramsgate

£300 presentation to Beanstalk at their meeting in Ramsgate.

It was announced at the cheque presentaion that 6 more volunteers are urgently required locally (full training and support is provided). Can you, or someone you know, spare just a little time? If so, please contact Anne Loftus – Beanstalk East Kent Area Office Tel: 0845 450 0218 or 01233 637 645

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Fegans (£300 donation)

Founded in 1870, Fegans is a charity that seeks to enable children and empower parents; having a vision for a society where every child knows they are loved and valued unconditionally.

Jim delivers a £300 cheque to Fegans in Ramsgate

Jim delivers a £300 cheque to Fegans in Ramsgate.

NSPCC (£100 donation)

Founded in 1884 and working hard to end cruelty to children in the UK.

Thanet Riding for the Disabled (£300 donation)

Established for over 30 years, the centre in Broadstairs caters for approximately 60 disabled people per week.
Happy, smiling faces all round as Phil presents Nora with a £300 cheque.

Happy, smiling faces all round as Phil presents Nora with a £300 cheque.

4us2 (£300 donation)

Set up in 2010, 4us2 is a charity run by parents/carers of disabled children, working to improve the lives of children and young people with all kinds of disabilities across East Kent.