Tag Archives: Charity

8 top tips for your DofE Gold Residential

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE Award) is the world’s leading youth achievement award for those aged 14 – 24 year olds. With three levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) the award enables young people to try new things, be inspired, … Continue reading

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Another award for Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship

It was the end to a busy week in Challenge Wales Towers. But what a week it became! Our first residential of the season was about to start, a 9 day voyage from Cardiff to Lymington on the South Coast. … Continue reading

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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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There’s still time to celebrate Wales’ 2016 Year of Adventure

In 2016, Wales has certainly positioned itself as the UK’s top adventure destination. For Visit Wales and the Welsh Government, 2016 was the ‘Year of Adventure’ bringing together people, venues & hospitality, Welsh destinations, Welsh activity providers and Ambassadors to … 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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Looking for an unusual Christmas Gift – Yule love this…

Christmas is now on the horizon…well-known stores have launched their emotional and expensive TV adverts to draw us in and get us commenting on social media, Christmas movies dominate some of the movie channels and with that famous red truck of the well-known soft drink making guest … Continue reading

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Volunteering on Wales’ Tall Ship – why people volunteer

We always get people contacting the Challenge Wales office, or meeting us when we are hosting an Open Boat event who are interested in volunteering. And, we are always looking for volunteers – as the charity grows and we do … Continue reading

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Over 1,500 boats and a fundraiser like no other – it’s Round the Island Race

At 0730hrs last Saturday, Challenge Wales was slipping the lines at West Cowes, Isle of Wight. In fact quite a few other boats were doing the same thing. There was the chit chatter of voices, there was the jangle of … 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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