The AHOY Centre

The AHOY Centre

Charity information

The AHOY Centre

A charity helping disadvantaged and 'at risk' youth and disabled youth and adults - changing poeples' lives thorugh sailing and rowing!

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    Based in Deptford, South London, we work with many different sectors - disadvantaged and 'at risk' youth - disabled people - schools - those at risk of offending - Ex-offenders and many other groups and organisations.

    At AHOY we use the experience of sailing, rowing and power boating to break down many of the barriers and divides that exist within today's society, bringing people together from different walks of life and backgrounds. Our primary work is with disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities. However, the Centre caters for all - young, disabled and retired - offering them all the experience, opportunities and new horizons gained through innovative water-based activities. There is a major focus on teamwork and personal development and through the courses and activities offered we look to build self-esteem, confidence and training which will lead to employment.

  • Aims

    The AHOY Centre aims to:

    • To offer access to water based activities and Royal Yachting Association qualifications for disabled young people and adults.
    • To offer innovative, diversionary activities for young people - taking those most at risk off the streets and away from the path of negative and anti-social behaviour.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1084122

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 97

    Phone number: 07961 066527

    Address: The AHOY Centre Charity Borthwick Street Deptford LONDON SE8 3JY

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