The Friends of Bitternes Afloat is a group that assists Bitternes Afloat achieve its objectives. This support comes through finance, prayer and practical assistance.

Going on the cruise can be expensive. It’s a pleasure that most years we are able to fund individuals who might otherwise not be able to afford to have such an adventure.

We also support training, helping to nurture members that show potential leadership and, for the protection of all those that go on our cruise, First Aid.

These training courses are expensive and in order to keep the cost of the holiday as reasonable as possible, the costs are often borne by the individuals taking them. But we want great leaders, regardless of their ability to pay; so we look to support where it is felt to be most valuable.

Some of the donors are ex-Bitternes, like the Friends administrator Julie Quantrill. All believe in the purpose of what the Bitternes seek to achieve. Your donation will be welcomed whether you are an ex-Bitterne, a member of one of our partner churches, or merely an interested party wishing to support the work of Bitternes Afloat.

To make a one off donation or to set up a standing order please email

Many thanks