Friends of the Vigilance of Brixham

Support Our Cause!

Next Torbay Lottery draw on Sat 26 August at 8:00PM!

The draw is in 3 days 16 hours 33 minutes!

Raising £1,872.00 a year

72 tickets

72 tickets of 75 ticket goal

Agatha Christie Giveaway!

About Us:

'Friends of The Vigilance', of Brixham, is a recently formed charity that raises funds to support the Heritage Sailing Trawler 'Vigilance of Brixham'.

Vigilance was the last trawler to be built at Uphams Yard in Brixham and last year celebrated her 90th Birthday! Vigilance is unique amoung the Heritage Fleet in that she is entirely owned and run by volunteers, and run in a NOT FOR PROFIT manner. ALL money raised from donations, sails and events is only spent on her upkeep. 

Our mission is to maintain the heritage of this nationally important sailing trawler for the people of Torbay and its visitors. We support renovation, repairs and improvements to ensure Vigilance is operated in a safe and efficient condition. We support measures to facilitate greater involvement in the local community, promoting a sense of pride in our heritage and maritime history. We encourage participation in Vigilance within the local community, community education groups and tourist groups alike.

Our problem is that our current levels of income just about cover the normal overheads and do not allow us to meet long term objectives. The outcome of your donation will be to prevent the decay of a piece of Brixham and Torbay's maritime fishing history.

Heritage and history are firmly at the heart of Brixham and Torbay's tourism economy and we want Vigilance to be part of that for many years to come. The Red Sails of Vigilance are an iconic sight in beautiful Tor Bay. We really hope you choose to help us sail in our Bay for decades to come. 

Thanking you all in advance

Craig Ballard


Friends of The Vigilance - C.I.O. 1168570

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