The quickest and easiest way to donate is through our Virgin Money Giving page.
This allows you to make one-off donations and regular monthly donations.
This system also claims the Gift Aid on our behalf (if you are UK taxpayer).
Or if you wish to donate by cheque please send your cheque payable to "The Steam Tug Portwey Trust" to:
The Steam Tug Portwey Trust
4 Almond Avenue
In 1967 Portwey was rescued from the breaker's yard by Richard Dobson with the intention of restoring and maintaining the tug to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dobson's vision for Portwey has been carried out by a dedicated group of volunteers who work tirelessly to keep her seaworthy and provide the public with a glimpse into the tug's history. She is now based at South Quay, Canary Wharf, London.
Unfortunately, years of operation have taken their toll on the tug and she is in dire need of major work on the hull frames and plates as well as the propellor shafts.
Now, the Steam Tug Portwey Trust is hoping to secure funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to make the necessary repairs and keep the tug operational. In order to do so, the crew must raise 10 percent of the £2 million needed and they need your help. Please donate what you can to help save Portwey from the breaker's yard and keep a bit of British history alive.
Additionally, our running costs are very high with coal costing £300 per tonne and we need 1/2 tonne just to warm up to operating temperature.
£15 will pay for 50KG ( 1/20th tonne ) of coal.
£25 will pay for membership of the trust for one year.
£250 will pay for a Steam Experience Day.
Regular monthly donations are especially welcome as they enable us to plan ahead for our expenditure.