Superyacht Charities Ball 2022
In April our team attended the annual superyacht charities ball. It was a fantastic evening, supporting the fundraiser. A great venue, eclectic mix of guests, and wonderful hosts.
The Superyacht Charities Foundation (SYC) has raised over £400,000 from within the Superyacht sector of the Marine Industry and distributed this to a range of charities and good causes. The majority of these funds were raised through the Events they hold during the course of each year. Some of the beneficiaries from the event include:
Antibes SNSM Lifeboat is the largest lifeboat in Alpes Maritime department, providing sea rescue around the Cote D Azur and sometimes on occasion called out almost as far as Corsica. The lifeboat relies entirely on donations. It is manned by a volunteer crew who give their time and risk their lives for no financial reward. They are on emergency call 24/7, 365 days of the year and are ready to put to sea within 15 minutes of a shout.
Oceans of Hope
Oceans of Hope is a UK based charity that organises sailing events for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). They are the home of the award-winning Oceans of Hope Challenges, offering people from all over the world the opportunity to sail alongside others with MS.
Rona Sailing Project
The RSP is a registered charity and a volunteer-based Sail Training organisation. They run therapeutic voyages for groups of vulnerable adults and young people, including those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, in treatment or recovery from substance misuse, and those who are living with chronic conditions.
Sail 4 Cancer
Sail 4 Cancer provides water-based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. For a day or a week, Sail 4 Cancer takes cancer patients and their families and offers them the chance to rebuild relationships, create positive memories and have some quality fun time together.
Save the Med
Save the Med has a mission to enable the Mediterranean Sea to recover its rich biodiversity and to thrive in harmony with prospering, environmentally conscious and proactive local populations.
The Shambhala Foundation seeks to serve, help and promote vulnerable young people in Mallorca who lack opportunities and education. The aim of the Foundation is to advise young people helping them to reach their full educational, intellectual, physical and social potential.
Team Endeavour Racing
Team Endeavour Racing is open to Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) serving personnel and veterans. It uses powerboat racing as a transition vehicle supporting and empowering team members into future employment, training or education, utilising peer mentoring and providing support and assistance through its partners.
Turn to Starboard
TTS uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations. They help serving and retired individuals and their families.
Wet Wheels Foundation
Wetwheels provide the opportunity for all disabled people, including those with profound and complex disabilities, to access the sea in a safe, stimulating and rewarding way on board specially built, fully accessible powerboats.
Yachting Gives Back
Yachting Gives Back is a food-raising campaign in which the yachting industry – both yachts and service companies – are helping to alleviate the problems of poverty and hunger in the Balearics.
The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is a membership organisation that works to promote and support the welfare of seafarers all over the world. SYC is supporting a mental health initiative for yacht crew.
In this year’s Superyacht Charities Ball, guests were invited to take part in a silent auction of prizes – all of which are donated, and the funds given to charity. We had the pleasure of two donating a set of VIP tickets to see The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in concert, complete with a personal security detail from one of our very own operatives – a prize that raised a huge £8000! We wish our winner a huge congratulations, and are looking forward to next year!