Quick update

It’s a pleasure to be back! Thanks to some Covid-19 Emergency funding from Kent Community Foundation, we have been able to implement additional cleaning, social distancing and PPE measures that have allowed us to re-start our boat build. It really is great to be back and we’re tremendously grateful for the additional funds that helped […]

A visit from Radio Faversham

We were delighted to welcome Fay from Radio Faversham to the Purifier today to find out more about #FavershamCommunityBoatBuild. She chatted with volunteers Debbie and Libby along with Boat Builder, Alan Thorne.

Getting back to work!

After our six-month hiatus due to Covid-19, we are currently working hard to re-start Faversham Community Boat Build. Having conducted a Risk Assessment, we’re going to be putting in place a number of measures to help keep people safe, including: Sanitisation Stations Augmented cleaning procedures Additional PPE Socially distant working arrangements Get involved! Building a […]

Thank you all at Autoquip

After the dreadful loss of our friend and project volunteer, Findlay Macdonald in May, his work colleagues at Autoquip clubbed together to make a donation of £400 to Faversham Community Boat Build. We are really touched by this gesture and will use it to help finish a St Ayles Skiff in his memory. Huge thanks […]

Devastating News

It is with enormous sorrow that we have learned of the death of Findlay MacDonald, one of the key members of our team. His enthusiasm and energy helped get this whole project off the ground and keep it going despite everything 2020 has thrown at us so far. We are devastated to lose him, our […]

Important News – We’re going to pause the build

Because of growing concerns about Corona Virus, we think the responsible thing to do is to take a short break from the boat build. We want everyone to feel comfortable about coming down to the Purifier. We will put our time to good use making preparations for the next stages of the build and notify […]

Boat Turning Celebration

An important milestone is fast approaching. Join us as we lift our first St Ayles Skiff off its mould and turn it over for the first time. BYOB if you can, we’ll provide nibbles and some music to get the party started Date: Sat 4 Apr, 18:30 Location: The Purifier, by Morrison’s, Faversham Tickets are […]

Thanks for your support via GoFundMe

We’ve passed the £500 mark on our online fundraiser in support of Faversham Community Boat Build! This is amazing and demonstrates clearly how the people of Faversham (and beyond) are getting behind this brilliant project. This money will help us to continue to provide tutor-led workshop sessions to build two St Ayles Skiffs for use […]

Support from our Local Borough Councillors

We’re delighted to say that we’ve been granted £2,315.75 by Cllrs Ben A Martin, Ben J Martin, Eddie Thomas and Julian Saunders to support Faversham Community Boat Build. This money will help us to continue to run tutor-led boat building sessions at the Purifier Building as we work towards having two St Ayles Skiffs ready […]