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Ocean Cruising Club Charitable Trust formed

by David Ball, Trustee 8 Feb 09:32 UTC
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The Charity Commission for England and Wales has approved the OCC Charitable Trust.

After all of the challenges of 2020, we finally have some good news. After nine months of drafting documents and negotiations, the Charity Commission for England and Wales has approved the Ocean Cruising Club Charitable Trust.

The general purposes of the OCC Charity are to advance sail training, seamanship, cruising, and navigation so as to improve safety at sea. In addition, the Charity will help provide sustainable facilities and resources for young and disadvantaged persons through sailing instruction and opportunities; with an emphasis on areas where facilities and opportunities are less developed. Furthermore, the goal is to promote for the public benefit the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment, including promoting biological diversity.

As a registered charity, members and nonmembers alike will be able to make donations to the OCC Charity during their lifetimes, or as a part of their estate planning. These donations may create a potential tax savings depending on each donor's individual tax situation.

We are now in the process of setting up the Charity's bank account and website. Hopefully, the Charity will be up and running shortly. I want to thank the Trustees who have worked diligently to create our Charity: Helen Holden, David Wilkie, Simon Currin.

If you have any questions or comments about the OCC Charitable Trust we can be contacted at: .

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