Thank you for visiting our online donations site. We have called our generic fundraising initiative STEAM and hope you will find all the information you need, both here and on our website, to persuade you to support this wonderful old steamship and the work of our team of volunteers determined to keep SS Shieldhall alive and steaming for many years to come.
SS Shieldhall is a unique ship representing an extremely important part of the UK's maritime heritage. A flagship of the National Historic Fleet, Shieldhall attracts visitors from all over the world. Not only does she provide a very special opportunity for the general public of all ages to visit, sail on her and learn of her history but she supports the local community in many different ways providing training facilities for youth groups, students, apprentices and others.
All work associated with Shieldhall is carried out by unpaid volunteers who work on the ship year round to preserve her, sail on her during the summer season and provide support for community activities. Not only do we provide youth training but Shieldhall is a unique stage for theatrical groups, film makers, music festivals and a realistic training platform for the emergency services
Funds donated to the charity are used to support our defined objectives:
"To conserve, maintain, operate and exhibit for the public benefit the steamship Shieldhall, the largest working steamship in Britain and a member of the National Historic Fleet.
To advance the education of the public in all aspects of British maritime heritage and particularly steam-powered ships and heritage vessels of historic and technical interest, in particular by providing trips, activities, opportunities, events and training days for schools, colleges, uniformed youth organisations, special interest groups, other educational organisations of all types and the general public, alongside and at sea."
Thank you for considering a donation where:
- £20 will buy a can of paint
- £50 will buy basic safety equipment for a young person
- £300 buys fuel for one hour of steaming
Please help us to keep Shieldhall alive and steaming.