Wealden Sailability is a registered charity and all of our helpers are unpaid volunteers. All of our funds are used directly  for the benefit of the disabled people who sail with us. We cover our running costs by levying a small charge to sailors, which pays for such things as insurance cover, boat maintenance, club subscriptions, and varying essential sundries necessary for running a small sailing charity. Some of these essentials, and some “non-essentials but nice to have”, are gifted to us by local (and some not so local) businesses.

For larger and more expensive equipment, such as the dinghies we sail in, we rely on the generosity of grant authorities, charitable trusts, and similar sources of funding. Some of the dinghies have been provided by the disabled sailors themselves.

Without the support of our benefactors, however large, however small, it would not be possible for us to do what we do. Wealden Sailability gratefully acknowledges contributions and practical support from the following:

Amanda Darbon

Amey plc.

Anita Soley

Awards For All

Balfour Beatty

Barbara Taunton Charitable Trust

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

Brian Mitchell Charitable Trust


Chelsfield Village Fair

Chipstead Sailing Club

Chipstead Village Dragon Boat Festival Committee

Colyer-Ferguson Charitable Trust

Coulsdon Masonic Lodge

Coutts Charitable Trust

Francis Macnamara

Friends of Pepenbury

Glaxo Smith Kline

High Sheriff of Kent (2011-2012)

Holmesdale Lodge



Jane and Simon Kildahl

John Collins Trust

Kent Community Foundation

Kent County Council

Knole Masonic Lodge 1414


Lindab Ltd

M & E Carlton


Mid-Week Society of Knole Park Golf Club

MPB Industries

Mr and Mrs Bignell

Mr and Mrs Woodward

Mr B Hebbert

Mr B Stanley

Mr D Wardleworth

Mr R Mac Cormick

Mrs Julie Hazlewood

Mrs M P Money

Mrs S Sinclair

Owlett Family & Friends


Peter Harrison Foundation

Rentokil Initial

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rosella Bella

Royal London Society for the Blind (RLSB)

RYA Foundation Grant

Santander Foundation


Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce

Sevenoaks Mid-Week Golfing Society

Sevenoaks School Teachers and Pupils

Sport England

Mrs Jackie Thomas

T Rippon and Sons

The Cole Trust

The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Girdlers’ Company

The Hands Trust

The MAN Group

The Site Supply Company Ltd.

Waitrose, Sevenoaks Branch

Waitrose, Tonbridge Branch

We Are Beams

Wooden Spoon

And, of course, all of our hard working volunteers.