Ullswater Yacht Club

Set against some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet, Ullswater Yacht Club is an absolute gem in the Lakes District Natural Heritage crown. The region has just become the first National Park in the UK to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and the Club itself has a long history of encouraging people to discover the spectacular landscape that surrounds Lake Ullswater.

Not that long ago, In December 2015, the Lakes District experienced some of the worst flooding in living memory. Ullswater was hit by torrential rains, which raised water levels to record heights and caused devastating damage to the Sailing Club facilities. Yacht Club members spent three months restoring the clubhouse for the 2016 season, but realised that the risk of further flooding would leave the building uninsurable.

With this in mind, the Club drew up plans for a brand-new clubhouse, located on higher ground, safely out of harm’s way. The upgraded facility will provide a perfect base for the wide range of race meetings, regattas and water-sports coaching that happens throughout the yachting year.

Gifted is delighted to have been engaged by the Club to test the feasibility of raising as much as £1 million towards the cost of the project. Director, Amy Stevens says, ‘this has to be one of the most picturesque locations we’ve ever worked in and it’s no wonder that people come here from far and wide to sail, cruise and enjoy time with the family. Ullswater’s recent accolades of 2017 Club of the Year, from the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Magazine, are thoroughly deserved.’

If your organisation is facing a fundraising challenge that requires philanthropic support and you’d like advice on the next steps, please contact one of our directors for an initial, no-obligations conversation.

Read more about what’s happening at Ullswater Yacht Club, here.

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