Very Warm Welcome to MV Balmoral!
We have an exciting programme of sailings
planned for 2018 but to ensure that this wonderful ship sails,
we need to raise a substantial sum of money in a short period
Details are set out in the letter (below) from our Trustees.
If you feel you would like to assist, donations can be made
by simply clicking on the "My Donate" logo (above)
or a Donation Form can be downloaded by also clicking above.
Being a charity, MV Balmoral Fund will also benefit from a refund
of tax if you are happy to indicate accordingly.
Thank you so much for your interest and for any help that you
are able to provide to help retain the wonderful experience
of coastal cruising around the UK .
MV BALMORAL is owned by a charitable trust, MV Balmoral Fund
Ltd., which is run entirely by volunteers.
Situation Now: National Appeal is Launched
It is well
documented that we have had for so many reasons another very
poor season. We have to face up to yet another huge challenge
if Balmoral is to sail again in 2018. To this end we are launching
as a necessity a New National Balmoral Appeal.
details please go to front page of our website www.mvbalmoral.org.uk
A copy of
the appeal letter will go out shortly to over 12,000 members,
supporters, volunteers and passengers. It will also go in the
usual shipping magazines. The letter explains the very serious
situation we find ourselves in once again. But this of course
is not new to us and our ship.
appeared hopeless in our brief past, but somehow or other we
have always prevailed and Balmoral against all odds
has sailed again. It must not be underestimated the challenge
in front of us this time.
It is fully
appreciated that we are once again appealing to the people who
love the ship and have helped so often in the past. We hope
that you retain the faith you have shown previously. The irony
is that when we sailed we are showing 40% growth in passenger
numbers. We (if we just had some luck) have something very special
a wonderful part of our National Maritime heritage that must
sail on into the future.
benefit of not only us today but for future generations. She
is a National Treasure the very last of her type
and in her sailing days this summer gave so much pleasure to
so many. She is the ultimate coastal cruising vessel, a beautiful
ship that reaches the piers, ports and harbours other vessels
a unique wonderful day out. Again we ask for your help. If anyone
feels they have any ideas or thoughts how to assist Balmoral
we would be delighted to hear from you. We are always open to
and very much welcome any new ideas for fund raising or assistance
- indeed anything that will help our ship going forward.
to Paul Doubler at email@example.com Thank You.