Charity Dinner & Auction

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“For the first time in many years I have a purpose in life. I have goals to qualify as a RYA Yachtmaster. I feel alive again.”
Sailing participant
"We all had a fantastic time and not only acquired new skills but relished the family time we had away from all the distractions of everyday life and the stress of my injuries."
Family Sail participant
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Sailing participant
"I felt in a better place and it markedly improved my interaction with others, delivering a new sense of purpose, value and belonging."
Sailing participant
"Turn to Starboard provides much-needed aid to a steady and growing stream of beneficiaries "
Charity Patron - Sir Dusty Miller
"We believe there is something immeasurable about seeing the world from the sea. Sailing promotes a can-do attitude, a sense of well-being and camaraderie amongst all who participate."
Turn to Starboard CEO and founder Shaun Pascoe

We are excited to announce that Turn to Starboard is hosting an exclusive evening of fine dining at one of London’s most sought-after locations.


The Charity Dinner & Auction takes place on Thursday 20 June, 2019 at the magnificent Drapers’ Hall in central London. While steeped in history, the spectacular venue is instantly recognisable from modern films such as The King’s Speech and James Bond’s Goldeneye.

Guests at the black-tie event are invited to enjoy a champagne reception, listen to a key speaker and bid on money-can’t-buy auction lots. Items for the live auction include a racing yacht experience hosted by a GB Offshore Yacht Racer, a private aerobatic display, a box at The Albert Hall and a luxury holiday on a private island.

Turn to Starboard event organiser, John Savage, said: “We are proud to be hosting such a special evening for friends and supporters of Turn to Starboard. This bespoke event gives people the chance to enjoy an exquisite menu at a beautiful and prestigious venue, while supporting the charity. I’m hugely excited by the auction lots that we have on offer, they are very special and there really is something there to suit every pocket. As a charity that relies almost entirely on fundraising, events like this help us to raise the money that goes to ensuring our service personnel affected by operations get the vital support they need.”

To find out more or to book your place, or donate your own unique auction lot, contact Fundraising and Events Manager Jane Higgins on 01326 314262 or email 

Image credit: Drapers Company

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