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200 Business Club

The 200 Business Club was launched in November 2017 in the Court Room at the Hull Maritime Museum by our Patron, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal.  Since then local companies have committed to pledge for 4 years and beyond.  The Business Club currently has 108 members raising a staggering total of £85,982 to date.

An important part of the support given is the provision of a respite holiday; a break from the stresses of their new daily life.  The Society owns 9 caravans based on high activity sites throughout the United Kingdom.  Due to the wear and tear of the new excited family each week throughout the busy holiday season, each caravan lasts approximately 6 years before it needs replacing.  In 2021/22, the Society will use the funds raised from the 200 Business Club to replace the oldest existing caravans.

We invited our Business Club members to an exclusive 200 Business Club Reception attended by our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal on 14th November 2019 on board the HQS Wellington on the Victoria Embankment in London.  The day included a tour of the ship and collections plus a talk from Daniel Casali, Chief Strategist at Smith & Williamson Investment Management.

We hope that many of our Business Club members and supporters will be able to join the Society in celebrating our 200 Year Anniversary this year and to commemorate this fantastic occasion, we will be inviting all of our 200 Business Club members to a Bicentenary Dinner at the Hull Minster in Spring 2023.  We will confirm how to apply for the tickets nearer the date as given the size of the venue and current COVID restrictions the availability of tickets may be limited along with other dates for your calendar when they are finalised. Please keep checking our 200 Year Celebrations link which can be found on our Home page.

We would like you to consider adopting us as your Charity of the day, week, month or even year?  Any ideas you may have to do some fundraising for us would be fantastic.

In June 2021, we launched a Together for 200 campaign through Enthuse and our Chief Executive, Deanne Thomas and our Family Support Officer in Gosport, Louise Hopwood took part in a 100 metre abseil at the Spinnaker Tower on 24th July 2021.  Our supported families also took part in a 200 Readathon which we posted photographs of each of the books that were read by the children on our facebook page.  Thank you to all our supported children who took part and to Louise Hopwood who started and took part in the event.

How to become a 200 Business Club member:

If you would like to become a member of our 200 Business Club and be part of our 200 Year history, please contact Deanne Thomas our Chief Executive Officer, her email is

The benefits to joining our 200 Club are:

  • free advertising of your Company name on our large plaque and on our website
  • priority to table allocation at our Sportsman’s Lunch and at other events
  • Exclusive invitation to our Celebratory Dinner in 2021 and other planned dates during our 200 Year Anniversary Celebrations which we will advertise within the next few months.

    Sailors’ Children’s Society – 200 Business Club Members


Thank you to all of the Business Club members that have pledged to support the Society up to and including our 200th Anniversary this year.