Pudge Appeal Fund


Total raised

from a target of £20,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


The Thames Sailing Barge Trust are seeking your help  in raising funds for the repalcement of the Decks, coamings and below deck facilities on its sailing barge Pudge.

Pudge was built in 1922 and is a Dunkirk Little ship.We have been awarded an Heritage Lottery Grant of £328,000 to undertake this work, but the project is costing £720,000. The Trust is already a long way towards raising the shortfall, but needs to raise further funds to be able to complete the programme of work on Pudge.

We would welcome your support by making a donation through this just giving page.

The Trust has owned Pudge since she came out of trade as a motor vessel and she is currently sailing, but her decks are the last part of her restoration and without their being replaced she is unlikely to be able to sail much longer. The upgrade of her facilities will also make her a more attractive barge to charter or go sailing in and provide valuable income to keep her sailing for many yeas to come.


Select the amount you wish to give

£20.00  Help save Pudges decks

£30.00  Help save Pudges decks and coamings

£50.00  Help save Pudges decks, coamings and upgrade her

£100.00  Support us in kepping this historic barge sailing

Total donations: £120.00

Ian Horrocks


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

For mum who loved all ships

Derek Brown


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Good Luck and Best Wishes to Pudge Appeal

Mike D


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)