Nancy Blackett 20th Anniversary Appeal

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from a target of £20,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


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“Please help Nancy Blackett to last forever”

The Nancy Blackett Trust 20th Anniversary Appeal aims to raise £20,000 towards securing the future of Arthur Ransome’s historic yacht Nancy Blackett, the original of the Goblin in “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea”. It was 20 years ago that Arthur Ransome fans worldwide showed phenomenal support by raising enough money to buy the Nancy Blackett and preserve her for future generations to appreciate, enjoy… and sail. Now we need to boost our finances to put her future on a firmer footing, so we’re asking you to please help Nancy Blackett to last forever.

It has always been our belief that wooden boats are made to last forever – provided they’re properly maintained. ‘Proper maintenance’ means having periodic surveys to identify those problems that routine maintenance can’t pick up, and then getting them fixed.

Inevitably this means we face a larger than usual repair bill when that happens, and have to appeal for a cash injection.

We would ask you, if you love Arthur Ransome’s books, and his own boat, and if you’d like to see her continue sailing, to please make a donation to the Nancy Blackett Trust 20th Anniversary Appeal.

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Be the first fundraiser for this campaign.


Total donations: £1,752.00

Tony Tibbenham


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Once my own classic yacht is rebuilt I may have more funds to assist further.

Tom B


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)



Just a small way to say a massive thank you to Arthur Ransome for the huge amount of pleasure and inspiration that he has given to me and many many others. Thank you so much Arthur

Jenny, Ollie and Jean


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Thank you for a great introductory sail at the AGM day. A joy to be aboard. Thank you to Phil and Sarah.



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Arthur Ransome's wonderful books mean a great deal to me, and I am very glad to be able to make a contribution to preserving Nancy Blackett.

Adam Pentelow


£60.00 (+ £15.00 giftaid)

hope that can cover a keel bolt!

Nick Buckell


£60.00 (+ £15.00 giftaid)

Thanks for a wonderful couple of days on the Nancy Blackett.

Sam Coupland


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)



Jonathan Andrews


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)


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