Topsail Insurance, the established Brighton-based marine insurance company, is pleased to announce that their chosen company charity of 2017 is to be the international charity, Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), who promote integration through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing.
After a hugely successfully charity golf day in 2016, Topsail Insurance looked at more ways they could support and fundraise for a worthy marine charity and went out to their customers for help. A Facebook poll asked Topsail followers to vote for one of four charities that resulted in a unanimous vote choosing JST.
“We had a great response to our online request to help us choose our company charity this year,” comments Topsail Insurance MD, Rob Stevens “with 90% of the voters choosing Jubilee Sailing Trust from the charities listed.
“We are going to donate £1 from every yacht or motorboat insurance policy placed between now and the end of the year and we will again be holding our annual Charity Golf Day as well as other dedicated initiatives throughout the year to support the JST.”
Jubilee Sailing Trust CEO, Duncan Souster commented on the ongoing partnership: "Topsail have provided outstanding service and support to the JST for many years. We really value them as a partner and are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as their nominated charity for 2017 based on the votes received by their clients, staff and the general public.
“Support from Topsail will help us to provide the adventure of a lifetime to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities on our two iconic flagships for social inclusion, Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Together, we will provide opportunity to the most marginalised and build relationships, empathy and understanding across communities through the power of shared activity and experience. We thank them for this important contribution and look forward to sharing our crew stories as the year progresses.”
Topsail Insurance has been providing specialist yacht and motorboat insurance to a worldwide marine community for more than 20 years. The company is owned and run by Rob Stevens and Chris McGowan and backed by a team of dedicated staff at their offices in Brighton Marina and in Perth Western Australia.
Topsail provides yacht and motorboat insurance cover for a whole range of leisure craft Worldwide. In addition, they provide Yachtsman’s and Tall Ships travel insurance created especially for the long-range yachting, Tall Ships and Sail Training community.
The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a world leader in social inclusion, bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to sail as a unified crew on-board two purpose built tall ships – Lord Nelson and Tenacious. The adventure, and inclusive design of the ship, challenges crew to do things that they never thought possible, improving their self-belief, motivation and confidence. The shared experience and teamwork necessary to sail the ship builds mutual respect, trust and creates strong working relationships.
By encouraging crew to work together in this unique environment, our mission promotes inclusion, challenges prejudices, breaks down barriers and empowers our beneficiaries to discover what they can do, rather than what they cannot.