Charity of the Year

Each year, at Fox Boats, we select a charity to support with fundraisers. Last year, we supported Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and we raised £2565.46 for the cause. This year, we are raising funds for The British Heart Foundation, and we have had a lot of fun doing so!

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Our recent fundraiser was a tombola, there were some great prizes to be won, which were donated by the staff and customers. The tombola raised £222 for the charity.

We had a very successful day of boat trips on the 7th June, where we ran trips from the marina to the west of March, through town past the March Festival and then to the Twenty Foot and back to the marina. We ran the trips from ten in the morning throughout the day, and raised £320. We are very grateful to all the wonderful people who turned up to support the event.

Then on the 31st August, a team of our staff, Tracey & Gary Baxter, Pam Wright, Nicola Baxter, Emily Syred and Alan Stimpson did a sponsored cycle ride around Rutland Water, which was also a great success (and a lot of fun!) and £285 was raised during that event.

Other events this year have included book sales, trips at St George’s Fayre, and our staff giving talks about the marina to groups and organisations.

We will post our final total raised for the British Heart Foundation at the end of the year, and we are currently open to suggestions for which charity we should support next year. Please email your suggestions to

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