A sailing charity for injured veterans has been given a boost after reaching the halfway mark of its campaign to buy a new training boat…

Turn to Starboard is saying a huge thank you to all its fundraisers, supporters and volunteers for raising more than £50,000 of the £100,000 needed to purchase an additional training boat to help veterans affected by military operations and their families.

Turn to Starboard CEO and founder Shaun Pascoe, who set up the charity in Falmouth four years ago, said: “The level of support towards our Float-A-Boat campaign from our supporters and the public has been amazing and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us to reach this significant milestone.

“With demand for our service exceeding capacity, we need an additional training boat to help more veterans gain new skills and qualifications which will help them long into the future. Every penny raised will help us to support servicemen and women suffering from physical or mental injuries, so please don’t stop now and help us to reach our target by the end of the year!”

The campaign has received a wealth of support from grant making trusts, corporate partners and individual donors such as The Clothworkers’ Foundation, The Rotary Club of St Columb, Mid West Yorkshire Caravan Club and The Norman Family Charitable Trust, among many others.

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