Project information

Rebuilding Fit-Out Fund

We are rebuilding our premises and need additional finds for fixtures, fittings and furnishings

March 2017 - August 2017

Charity information

Bury Lake Young Mariners

Bury Lake Young Mariners logo
  • Need


    BLYM has secured funds to rebuild its dilapidated premises. Additional funds are required for the fit-out of the new buildings, which will enable the charity to accommodate many more beneficiairies, especially the young, disabled and disadvantaged.


    Funds will be used to purchase fixtures, fittings and furniture for the new premises. This will enable the premises to operate effectively and provide the required environment for the most needy beneficiaries.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Fit out new premises


    » External fund-raising from businesses and well-wishers.
    » Fund raising events run by eneficiaries themselves.

    The new premises will be equipped with all the furniture, fixtuyres and fittings required to make them fully effective and accesible, particularly for those who are disabled.

  • Impact


    BLYM cannot currently meet demand from individuals and organisations wishing to use the facilities. We have sufficient volunteer instructors and supporters to increase significantly our level of activity to accommodate many more who wish to take part


    A professional project manager and a sub committee of the trustee board are overseeing the project to ensure its success. No contractual commitments will be entered into until full funding is known to be available when required.


    Newsletters, invitations to visit, press releases.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,000 Training Room Furnituree Chairs, tables, notice boards, audio-visual equipment
      £4,000 Changing Room Furniture Lockers, benches
      £15,000 Kitchen Equipment Cooker, stainless steel units, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
      £5,000 Office equipment Desks, chairs, shelving, PCs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Existing funds £24,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The premises are in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and participants attend from a 20--mile radius. This inculdes some of the most significant areas of deprivation in Hertfordshire and north-west London. The charity was formes in 1983 and has grown dramatically to provide young, disabled and disadvantaged participants with the opportunity to acquire skills, attain qualifications and improve their well-being through healthy activity.


    More than 7,500 people each year, drawn from local volunatry groups, schools, institutions and individuals. The faciilites are open to all.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The charity is unique. It provides the largets fleet of boats and the largest team of volunteer instructors in the UK. The number of qualifications obtained by participants is among the highest in the UK. BLYM is the host to Colne Valley Special Sailors, one of the UK's largest disability sailing organisations, taking more than 300 profoundly disabled people onto the water each week.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Alan Rusell

    Hon. Treasurer and RYA Senior Instructor

    Paul Childerhouse

    Trustee and Head of the Rebuilding Project Team