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AHOY Charity

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
AHOY Charity
Country and localization
United Kingdom, London
Supported people
10 young people in great difficulty
Project helped in
2016
Amount of the support
2,380 euros

“Watersport activity leadership apprentice programme”: 10 young people experiencing severe difficulties are being given training in career opportunities linked to watersports.

The main aim of the AHOY Charity, a British NGO set up in 2003, is to provide access to watersports for young people who are experiencing difficulties and come from the most deprived neighbourhoods of London and its suburbs. The NGO organises various activities (challenges, races, coaching sessions, etc.), including vocational training courses specialised in this core activity.

In October 2016, 6 members of staff from Novotel London Greenwich took part in the Meridian Pull Row Challenge (a rowing race held on the River Thames) and raised funds for the AHOY Charity and its training programmes.

In total the team raised over 1,000 euros, and Solidarity AccorHotels then matched this amount with its own donation. These funds will provide support for training courses for jobs linked to watersports: the “Watersport activity leadership apprentice programme”.

The project holder
Florian Jourdhier
General Manager Novotel London Greenwich

Novotel London Greenwich has nominated AHOY as the charity of the year in 2016 as they are actively supporting the local community and they do a fantastic work providing opportunities for disable and disadvantaged young people at-risk. The apprentices have a chance to develop themselves and their qualification programme definitely changes lives, giving not only a training but a career path to their students. With The AHOY we have found a charity where we can see directly how our involvement is helping to give others less fortunate the chance to truly succeed.