George Davis Donates Superyacht To Sail 4 Cancer

04 August 2010

George Davies has long been associated with charitable giving and the team at Sail 4 Cancer was delighted when they were approached by Mr Davies regarding the donation of his 103ft super yacht Marlyn.

Following consultation between Mr Davies and the Trustee Board it was felt that the greatest impact and benefit to Sail 4 Cancer’s beneficiaries could be gained by selling the yacht. The project was completed thanks to the generous support of Tim and Derek Jarman and the team at Luke Brown Yachts, who worked incredibly hard to find a buyer in one of the toughest economic climates.

The 250,000 Euros realised from the sale of Marlyn have been allocated to Sail 4 Cancer’s 2011 respite activities and will provide over 1200 respite days for individuals and families living with cancer from across the UK. The respite opportunities will include UK riverboat holidays, spa days, overseas cruises and European activity holidays.

As a small charity reliant on grass roots fundraising the donation has made a significant difference and has enabled Sail 4 Cancer to invest both in its internal systems and has also allowed the charity to recruit two more part time members of staff.  By making these strategic investments the money will make a lasting and ongoing difference to the charity and its beneficiaries.

Chair of the Trustee Board Graham Precey commented:

‘The timing of George’s incredible donation was perfect, coming when more traditional sources of fundraising had dipped due to the current business climate. This gift will enable Sail 4 Cancer to continue with its growth plans and will have a direct impact on the lives of our beneficiaries’

George Davis Donates Superyacht To Sail 4 Cancer
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