Chatham supports UKSA with sales donation

Leading British footwear brand, Chatham, has announced its support for youth sailing charity UKSA.

Chatham will donate £1 from the sale of every pair of its new Barefoot range, featuring its innovative ‘Aqua Go’ technology.  Mist, Breaker and Coasteer are the three new Barefoot styles for watersports enthusiasts that will feature in Chatham’s summer 2015 collection, available to consumers from March 2015. Each style is available in a range of bright and sporty colours.

The money raised will be used to help make a positive difference in the lives of the 9,000 young people UKSA welcomes through its doors every year.

Richard Thornton, Chief Executive of UKSA, says, “We’re delighted to partner with Chatham on this fundraising campaign, extending the relationship we already have through the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Sailing Regatta, where we are the official charity, and Chatham is the official footwear supplier.”

Philip Marsh, Managing Director of Chatham, says, “UKSA does incredible work with school children, teenagers and young adults, helping them build confidence and an interest in sailing.  This support for the sport at a grassroots level is critical – these youngsters are the future of British sailing.”

Aqua Go is a range of high performance, active footwear that is super lightweight, offers ultra-grip in wet conditions, without compromising on style. The low profile of the shoe features a unique three-layer drainage system, constructed using an open cell structure in the footbed. Strategically placed drain holes allow water to disperse from the interior of the shoe in less than 10 seconds, for super-fast drying.

Philip concludes, “Following trade launches at MODA in the summer and at the marine trade show METs this November in Amsterdam, we’ve had great reception to our Barefoot range from the trade, and forecasts are good for the collection.”

As an extension of the partnership Chatham will also offer a discount to all UKSA staff and students across the Chatham range.

For more information, please visit http://www.chatham.co.uk/the-boathouse/partners