Stock Taking - 9th August

The Donation Process

Our gratitude goes out to all who have contributed to the project so far. Whether you hosted a donation day or presentation, brought us a treasured donation, nominated a crewmember, volunteered on the project or simply popped by for a chat. We’ve now entered phase two of the project – with the boat shed full of donations it’s time to start working them all into the boat, and it’s going to be something of a mammoth task!

A few facts and figures for you; between February and August we met over 5,000 people and received 1,200 donations, we visited 20 locations across the South East collecting donations and of course many of you dropped yours down to the boat shed. We’re really delighted to have received so many wonderful items, each with a unique story, representing a little bit of you, your family or your friends. We’re looking forward to continuing this journey with you as your donation is used in the building process, so make sure to drop by and see how things are going.

The boat shed is generally open between 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday and you’re more than welcome to just pop by. The team will be hard at work, if they can they’ll have a quick chat, but if not please feel free to have a good look around and enjoy watching their progress.

As well as making a boat we are making a book to accompany the archive of stories and lives that came together to create this magnificent vessel. The book will include all of the stories and pictures collected and will be launched with the boat in May 2012.

Donation Days

The full list of places we visited on donation days is below, our thanks go out to all of the hosts who welcomed us at each location and all of the archiving volunteers who assisted us in recording each item recieved.

Hastings Donation Day Event - 25 March 2011, 10am - 7pm
Community Building in Stade

Brighton Donation Day Event - 8 May 2011, 12 - 5pm
As part of the Brighton Festival 2011 - Jubilee Square, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE.

Southampton Donation Day Event - 14 May 2011, 10am - 5pm
Westgate Hall, Westgate Street, Southampton SO14 2AY.

Arundel Donation Day Event - 15 May, 10am - 4pm
Arundel Lido, Queen Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9JG.

Portsmouth Donation Day Event - 22 May 2011, 10am - 4.30pm
Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3PA.

Havant Donation Day Event - 28 May 2011, 10am - 5pm
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS.

Chichester Donation Day Event - 4 June 2011, 10am - 4.30pm
Marquee in Oaklands Park at Chichester Festival Theatre, PO19 6AP.

University of Kent Donation Day Event - 15 June, 1pm - 7pm
The Gulbenkian Theatre Foyer, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB.

Gravesend Donation Day Event - 16 June, 12 - 7pm
The Civic Square, Gravesend, DA12 1AU.

Guildford Donation Day Event - 26 June 2011, 11am - 4pm
Lockwood Day Centre, Slyfield Industrial Estate, GU1 1RR

Weymouth and Portland Spirit of the Sea Donation Day Event -  8 July, 1 - 7pm
Portland Marina, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DX.

Lymington Donation Day Event - 10 July, 1-7pm
Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3SE.

Peacehaven Donation Day Event – 12 July, 10.15am – 12.30pm
Peacehaven Community School, Peacehaven, East Sussex.

Billingshurst Donation Day Event - 16 July 2011, 11am - 5pm
Daux Road Industrial Estate

Surrey Heath Donation Day Event – 17 July 2011, 11am - 4pm
Lightwater Country Park Visitors Centre

Milton Keynes Donation Day Event – 19 July, 11am - 5pm
Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3GB

Barford St Michael Donation Day - 20 July, 3pm – 9pm
George Inn, Lower Street, Barford St Michael, Oxfordshire, OX15 0RH.

Bexhill-On-Sea Donation Day Event - 23 July 2011, 1pm - 6pm
Bexhill-On-Sea seafront, by the De La Warr Pavillion, TN40 LDP

Reading Donation Day Event - 24 July, 12pm - 7pm
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8EQ.

Margate Donation Day Event - 29 July, 12pm - 5pm
Theatre Royal Margate, Addington Street, Margate, CT9 1PW