The Trust's mission is Learning for Life through the Sea. Through embracing the values of Kaitiakitanga – GuardianShip, the trust aims to:
- Through the provision of voyages for our young people preserve the tradition of tall ship sailing and specifically the R. Tucker Thompson
- Allow those who sail in her to learn more about who we are, where we come from and where we are going
- Make a positive difference to the lives of those who come on board, whether for a day, a week or longer.
Our particular focus is to provide life skills to the young people of the Taitokerau Northland region by using the ship for 7-day youth development voyages. To support the funding of the operation, and to enable subsided programmes to be offered to our young people, we operate commercial tourism sailings for 5 months of the year. The surplus from this activity helps to funds our charitable purpose of changing the lives of our young people.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)
Provides sail training experiences for personal development aimed at Northland youth
Education / training / research
Sport / recreation
Children / young people
Family / whanau
Charitable Trust, with board of Trustees as follows:
Joachim Borgstrom, Mike Daniel (Chairman), Russell Harris, Bronwyn Hunt, Michael Simm, Suz Te Tai and Tim Yeates
Jane Hindle (Executive Trustee 0.5 FTE), Jo Lynch (General Manager 1 FTE) Sophie Camplin (Youth Programmes Mgr 0.5 FTE) Pauline Moretti (Youth Programmes 0.75 FTE) Wayne Karauria FTE (Master) and other sailing crew
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
This charity has been granted an exemption from filing an annual return by 30 November 2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 30 November 2009.
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