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CYE Lifeline Appeal

Supporting CYE from effects of the Coronavirus

Lifeline Appeal | 19 March 2022

Raised out of £ 156000.00 target

£ 94851.19

Including Gift Aid: £ 98350.19
Raised offline: £ 76060.00

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You will be unsurprised to learn the Coronavirus outbreak is having a grave impact on our work here at CYE. This impact will grow in depth and severity.

Our priority is the welfare of our staff, volunteers and guests. We have stopped all non-essential spending and have made use of all government assistance. 

The current restrictions could be financially devastating for CYE. We firmly believe, however, that our work here is not yet done and we need a lifeline to continue.

Our losses will likely exceed £156,000.

Our insurance will not cover us as we did not have a case 'at' the premesis.

If you feel able to help with our difficult financial situation, please consider a lifeline donation.

We choose faith, not fear.

Thank you for your care and commitment to the work of CYE over many years.

God bless.

Mark Sheldrake
Centre Director

Christian Youth Enterprises Sailing Centre, Lifeline Appeal


*If you are responding to our Lifeline Appeal, firstly, a huge thank you. Secondly, please put 'lifeline' in the reference*

We are a Christian residential outdoor activity centre offering both land and water activities in Chichester harbour such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing, tunneling, archery & an assault course.

We have a custom built barge, T.S. Resolute, which accomodates up to 50 people in 4 berth ensuite cabins, as well as open plan areas all with sea views!

We welcome many schools, youth and church groups for periods of up to a week with plenty of activity and a chance to share the Gospel message with them during their stay. We also lead Christmas and Easter assemblies in local schools and deliver assemblies to each day to our school groups.

We are passionate about living life to the full and enabling that for all that come through our gates. We have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who we are committed to training - both in discipleship and formal qualifications.

Registered Charity No.293781

Recent Donations



24 May 2020

Standing with you at this time. God will provide.

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


18 May 2020

Praying for everyone that CYE would emerge stronger from this time.

£ 500.00

+ £ 125.00 Gift Aid


10 May 2020

Good luck with your fund-raising. I have been inspired to donate by Zach Simmons!!

£ 100.00

+ £ 25.00 Gift Aid


10 May 2020

In support of Zach's virtual ascent of Mont Blanc - well done Zach!

£ 30.00

+ £ 7.50 Gift Aid


05 May 2020

This is towards Zach Simmons’s sponsored climb up the stairs the distance of Mont Blanc. We would like to gift aid it in the name of Rev John Stephen Richardson.e mail is [email protected]

£ 107.00

+ £ 26.75 Gift Aid


02 May 2020


£ 20.00


02 May 2020

For our nephews Reuben and Hugo who joined a neighbour in their relocated London Marathon. Both boys completed a half marathon so 26.2 pounds donated to our favourite sailing centre. Faith not fear.

£ 26.00

+ £ 6.50 Gift Aid


02 May 2020

Donation a reward to our son Zach who decided to use his lockdown energy to ‘climb’ the height of Mont Blanc up the stairs of our home. 4810m ascended, lots of determination shown to continue when it got repetitive. Delighted to support CYE and him.

£ 48.10

+ £ 12.02 Gift Aid


29 April 2020

Thanks to the Craigs and Simmons for your fundraising efforts!

£ 100.00

+ £ 25.00 Gift Aid


29 April 2020

A brilliant effort by Reuben and Hugo Craig - our fine young grandsons. We have also sent another £50 to the NHS Together Charity dedicated to you both.

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid

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