Our mission is always to provide the individual support and help that people need to restart their lives once more. And we can only do that with the help of both organisations and individuals, who see the value of the work we do. Your support, whether it be financial or material, is much appreciated.
Our programme partners are top level professional and corporate supporters who provide funding for programmes. They are offered fantastic opportunities in return, including yacht and media branding, programme involvement, corporate sail and land team building and/or hospitality packages tailored to different requests. Above all they know that they are helping to change lives forever.
Along with the following grant awarding organisations for their funding which enables our programmes to run:
Brignall Trust, Hawerby Trust, Fishmongers
Generous in-kind support provides vital professional services, without which the charity would not be able to continue with its work. In return they are offered yacht branding and the possibility of joining us on sailing events. We thank our current in-kind corporate supporters:
These generous partners provide us with a minimum donation of £5,000 which is all invested into our vital programmes across the Humber. In return they are offered yacht branding and one full corporate event of their choice, for example a day sail for 12 people or a place on one of our sailing challenges. We thank our current partners:
We also thank the following grant making organisations:
Broome Family Trust
Sponsor a Young Person
Our young people are our future and for just £3,000 you could be the proud sponsor, responsible for providing the funds to transform a young life forever. In return, you are offered profile and recognition as that person’s sponsor, and as someone who can meet, guide and mentor the participant. For this opportunity, contact us.
Be a Friend
CatZero could not survive without the numerous business and individuals who support us in various ways. Support includes offering grants, individual fundraising, working alongside staff to deliver sessions or mentor participants, provision of technical support, providing occasional in-kind support, offering discounted or free services. All friends are recognised on our website and are welcome to join staff in supporting participants through our programmes, both on land and at sea.
Current Friends include:
(As well as numerous individuals who give their time, fundraise or donate.)
CatZero Cycle Challenge 13-15 September 2019 Event
Our CatZero Cycle Challenge weekend: Fourteen intrepid adventurers set off on our tenth anniversary cycle in September – and they all completed the journey, raising more than £12,000.
To mark our tenth, Danny planned a different route this year – making it a little longer and a ‘true’ east to west, starting in Hornsea and finishing in Southport. These two towns mark the very furthest east and west respectively!
All-in-all we cycled 200-miles, with an impressive total climb of 5,580ft (1710m). But rest-assured there was a full support crew on hand, with all the help our cyclists needed as they encountered almost every weather condition you can imagine.
The ride took place over three days:
• Day One: Hornsea to Doncaster, 71 miles with an 880ft climb (270m). This was the longest distance with the least climb and the greatest proportion of tarmac.
• Day Two: Doncaster to Didsbury: 65 miles and a 3400 ft climb (1040m). This was the most challenging but a beautiful day crossing the Pennines via Woodhead pass. The route to Penistone was mostly on river/canal paths and old railway lines connected with shorter road or trail sections some with steep climbs.
• Day Three: Didsbury to Southport: 63 miles with a 1300 ft climb (400m). Leaving Didsbury, the route joined the Mersey for the first time. As well as old railway and canal sections the route followed the Mersey and Manchester ship canal at times. We then ended the ride at Southport – where we celebrated before heading back to Hull in the transport provided.
Last year (2018) saw the fourth CatZero Cycle Challenge take place and you can read a full report in the news/blogs section http://catzero.org/2018/07/10/from-the-pennines-back-to-hull/
Director of Sailing, Danny Watson, who leads the event every year was delighted to reveal that the 2018 Cycle Challenge raised £6,000 – bringing the total raised by cycling events in 2018 to £15,000! All money raised goes towards programme delivery.