How you can help

Without the support of donors, friends and volunteers, MST wouldn't be able to continue delivering our life changing voyages for young people. 

There are a number of ways you can help us in our mission: 


It costs £120 a day to send someone on one of our voyages. We believe that sailing should be accessible to everyone, so subsidise this down to £60 a day. 

We depend on external funding to allow us to our voyages affordable for those who benefit most from them, and to allow us to keep our vessels maintained and safe for sea. 

Regular giving is even more crucial to the the Trust. Having a guaranteed income each month enables us to plan for the future with security, especially with regard to staff salaries and known outgoings such as our berthing fees.


Attending one of our RYA practical courses or sailing on one of our adult voyages is the best way to enjoy great sailing and great company, whilst also supporting our work. 

We often have spare capacity on our vessels during term time, and organising a voyage for your church, work or school group is a great way of supporting our work, whilst also having a great time!


As a small charity with one paid employee, we couldn't deliver our voyages without the help of our dedicated and skilled volunteers who serve as Sea Staff and in lots of crucial supporting roles. 

We are always happy to hear from potential new volunteers, both sailing and ashore. We always need more help with vessel maintenance and turnaround, as well as with administration and fundraising

Contact us for more information about volunteering



Even if you can't give to MST, you could support us through fundraising in some way. 

If you're planning a challenge, why not ask people to sponsor you for MST?

If your church or employer is looking for a charity to support then please remember to tell them about MST. 

We are also registered with Give as You Live and EasyFundraising, which are both easy ways to raise money for MST whilst shopping online. 

We are always delighted to help fundraisers in any way we can, please contact us

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