Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
As Chairman of the Trustees, Richard Butcher, was a host to HRH the Princess Royal at a Gala Dinner held at Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup Racing Centre in Portsmouth on 22 July 2015. The dinner was attended by many representatives of the teams participating in the America's Cup World Series and raised monies for the charity which was formed following the tragic death of double Olympic medallist Andrew Simpson in a sailing accident in 2013.
The charity is educational through the sport of sailing and the funds will be used to further the grant giving processes, both nationally and internationally, thereby adding to the £180,000 already allocated to grants for 2015. It is hoped to get 1,000 youngsters living in the Portsmouth area sailing this summer.