Category Archives: Volunteering

A look back at 2016

Well, 2016 has certainly been a memorable year for Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship and before 2017 knocks on our porthole, we wanted to take a quick look back at the year. If you have missed some of our … Continue reading

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Challenge Wales announced as finalist in South Wales Business Growth Awards

Being a charity means working hard all year round to continue to make a difference. Recruiting and training volunteers, identifying funding sources, planning and delivering fundraising activities, undertaking strategic planning sessions to ensure we are on target towards our vision … Continue reading

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Celebrating Volunteers

Where did the year go, and what a year it has been for Challenge Wales | Wales Tall Ship! Without it’s volunteers, the Challenge Wales sail training charity wouldn’t be the charity it is today and wouldn’t have been able … Continue reading

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Yay, a Big Lottery Fund award will make a big difference to Challenge Wales!

We’ve been working for a long time at Challenge Wales Towers (our office!) on a lottery bid and it has just been announced that we were successful. This means that we will have almost £250,000 to enable us to work … Continue reading

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An exhilarating Christmas present

It seems just like last week that Challenge Wales was racing around the Isle of Wight in Round the Island Race. Since then (and that’s June…which was when we last blogged!) we’ve sailed to Belfast to be part of the … Continue reading

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Wales’ Tall Ship plans to head north in May!

Not long now until Wales’ Tall Ship, Challenge Wales will be sailing from Cardiff up to Pwllhelli, North Wales, as a feature boat at the All Wales Boat Show. It’s been six years since Challenge Wales sailed into Pwllhelli, not long … Continue reading

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A painting break with a difference; no artists in sight!

Artists spend hours and hours painting their masterpieces and we’ve been doing the same….well hours and hours of painting but it is perhaps not quite the masterpiece you were expecting. Litres and litres of [donated] paint have been used to paint … Continue reading

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The excitement and thoughts of a new Challenge Wales volunteer – life on the [quiet] seas

This is a guest post by one of Challenge Wales’ new volunteers, Alan, who helped sail Challenge Wales from Cardiff to Gosport, Hampshire on a five-day voyage. Although quite a long blog post, it captures some really great insights into … Continue reading

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The 7-day round-the-world Challenge

If you don’t know already, the Challenge Wales sail training boat has a bit of a competitive history. She was one of 12 boats that sailed around the world in what was known at the time as the ‘World’s toughest … Continue reading

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Happy Fifth Birthday Challenge Wales

A couple of weeks ago, we were very excited to officially celebrate Challenge Wales’ fifth birthday at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay with almost 100 guests. We’ve never had a birthday event before but for this one we decided to push … Continue reading

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