Fund Raising


We have been extremely fortunate to receive

very generous donations from

DEK – £3000

The Dorset Echo – £ 1700

the local Rotary clubs  –  £150 , £200 and £600

The Society of Dorset Men – £500

The Moose Ladies Circle -£300

Festus Derriman Morrismen – £ 250


The Trust can only function through the support and hard work of friends of the Wey Valley School and Sports College through their generous donations and inspirational fund raising activities. Indeed, three of the original students who learnt to windsurf through the Trust undertook to windsurf from Portland over to Overcombe Corner, raising over £1000.

The Trust was the chosen charity for DEK in 2009 who donated over £ 3000 through the generosity of their employees and the efforts of 2 of their employees in particular who took part in a sponsored triathlon cycling, walking and kayaking from North Devon to Overcombe Corner.

Also 2 former students completed a walk, run and kayak from Lulworth to the Pavilion and back to Overcombe Corner, another former student undertook the Ironman challenge to raise money for the Trust.

April 2011 , former Wey Valley Student , Ben Winstanley cycled across France and raised over £ 1000

In 2011 the trust was backed in the Dorset Echo’s Going for Gold Campaign in the run up to the Olympics which culminated in an extremely successful Quiz and Curry night which raised over £1700

The “YOB”s  ( Youth on Boats) from Weymouth Sailing Club raised over £ 1000 ,  by sailing dawn to dust ,which was shared bewteen the trust and the Weymouth Sailing Club to develop youth sailing

In 2012 Portland Marina held a fantastic fund raising evening which resulted in over £ 1100 being donated to the trust.

In March 2013 over  £ 800 raised by Louise Burgess for the trust

May 2013 Maisie Squibb wanted to repay, by raising over £ 300 ,  the trust which had had a” life changing” impact on her life before going off to work in Club Vass , teaching windsurfing .

Gina Hartley braved the freezing waters of Weymouth Harbour two years in a row to raise over £ 500 in the annual Christmas Swim, the first time with her cousin Dale.

At ” Will’s Beach Party ” in August 2013  organised by his friend ,Emma, in celebration of what should have been  Will’s 21st birthday , we launched the “21 for Will” – with the aim to hold 21 events to raise funds during Will’s 21st Year. This proved very successful and included  Will’s Weymouth Warriors raising almost £1000 in a “Dawn to Dust Windsurf” and his friend Charlie taking part in the Bristol half marathon and raising almost £ 1000,  two colleagues from school produced crafts and sold them at school and Di’s cream tea afternoon on carnival day proved very popular and is being repeated this year. A Christmas Fair organised by Christine Barsky resulted in Alice Hall and Lyndsey Webb organising a fun filled quiz night which raised over £600

In May 2014, Steve Howlett ,who taught Will to windsurf , undertook a personal challenge to cycle 64 miles in Will’s memory and raised almost £800

Over £ 800 was raised at a successful fashion show organised by Will’s friend Juliette Frampton and the netball team she coaches with Darcy  Belle, one of the original pupils who took part in the very first windsurf course organised by the trust in 2009.

Over the years so many people have been so generous in donating in Will’s memory and every penny is greatly appreciated.

The trust is grateful for the support of Nick Dempsey (world and Olympic windsurfer) as one of the trustees.

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