How does a charity that revolves around water and relies on sport for fundraising continue through two lockdowns? For the last few months, The Ahoy Centre, based in Deptford, has kept on going despite a big financial loss. LAURA DAY found out more.
“You can’t really replicate sailing on the Thames virtually,” says Dan O’Sullivan, fundraising manager for The Ahoy Centre. “That was the first impact – how can we take something that’s so reliant on face-to-face contact to now be virtual, to keep them engaged with what we do, and actually widen our reach in the community?”