The renovation of 'Swallow' was made possible by the generosity of approx 100 people, plus these organisations:
These wonderful craftsmen and women build and renovate wooden boats in the Lake District. They were kind enough to repair and revarnish Swallow to an amazing standard, without charging any labour. See the photos page for before-and-after shots, illustrating the quality of their work.
Well known for their yacht and dinghy paints, International kindly donated all the varnish required for Swallow, and arranged for her display at the London Boat Show 2011.
Nancy Blackett Trust
Almost a sister organisation, the NBT charity took care of the finances in the early stages of fund-raising, adding a 28% boost via 'Gift Aid'. They were also an invaluable source of advice.
This sail loft turns out championship-winning sails for highly technical racing dinghy classes, as well as traditional sails (and covers) for boats like Swallow.
This free auction site for sailors has donated safety equipment for Swallow's crew.