The classic dinghies from the original Swallows and Amazons 1974 film.
I would like to Donate
Click on this green link The Arthur Ransome Society Payment Site (arthur-ransome.org) and use the donation option marking it “S&A Fund”, adding any specific thing you want to give for, or it will go into a general fund for either boat. All donors will receive a certificate and have their on a board of honour.
(Cash options (cheque or BACS))
Cheque to David Middleton, address in Signals or TARS c/o Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL
UK Bank transfer (BACS) You can use a bank transfer instead from your own account.
– Sort Code: 40-26-02 and account 61245775, The Arthur Ransome Society Ltd, Reference: If you are a TARS member: SS&A Fund, Your Member Number, Surname. If not a member, SS&A Fund, your first and second names, and we would also like your email address to send you your certificate.
(Overseas Direct transfer:
For Overseas members: IBAN: GB98 HBUK 4026 0261 2457 75; BIC: HBUKGB4135V;
Bank: HSBC UK Bank PLC, 64 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4TF
Reference: SS&A Fund and your membership number and surname as the reference. If non-member SS&A Fund first and second names.)
Within 24 hours of the Board decision we had received £500 to the S&A Fund, and it is over £5700 now so we have achieved the matched funding from The Nancy Blackett Trust to put Swallow on her way to being restored for £10,000. Amazon is on the water ready to hire for under £2000.
and then we need to find
restoration funding for Amazon!
And then we are looking for a cushion fund against crash repairs as it will be cheaper to get the boats repaired and working instead of waiting on insurance paperwork, so will be looking for a further £5000 per boat to facilitate this.
Thereafter the boats should more or less earn their keep. ☺
Amazon: Amazon is ready to row and to sail thanks to the Hunter’s team. Thank you all!
Swallow is in need of a considerable amount of repair and restoration and has all the money in place so they are starting work in the most economic way possible.
Target 1 Achieved Amazon on the water for hire for under £2000
Target 2 Achieved! We have the £10,000 to repair Swallow’s broken woodwork, and as they go to investigate how much timber needs replacing, re-varnish, and perhaps more money if more timber needs replacing than they think. Work started late August 2023.
Target 3 £10,000 to renovate and re-varnish Amazon probably 2025/6
Target 4 £10,000 as a fund to repair the boats before insurance crawls in so we can continue to earn as soon as possible.