Tag Archives: Volunteering

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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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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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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A sunny day for Penarth Marina open day

As Challenge Wales set sail for a two day non-stop adventure weekend today, one of our volunteers was setting up a Challenge Wales stand a few hundred metres away, from her home berth, at the Penarth Marina open day. The … 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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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 best bits of 2014….cor blimey, where do we start?!

So what have been our best bits of 2014? That’s a really tricky question and if you ask that to our volunteers too then everyone will undoubtedly say something different. It’s not just the weather that makes a memorable voyage, … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts ; Think different – Our top 4 presents

So, it is that time of the year. Christmas trees start to take over streets, twinkling from their owners living rooms and increasing in numbers as the big day gets nearer. We wake up each day to see if there … Continue reading

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Winter maintenance – getting mastless

Maintenance on Challenge Wales is an ongoing process, we aim to keep the vessel as ship shape as possible so we undertake maintenance on a regular basis as part of our planned maintenance programme. When the boat isn’t sailing, Wednesday’s become ‘Ship Shape … Continue reading

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