Guy Slater


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews rescue an average of 23 people a day around the coasts and waterways of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. From 235 lifeboat stations, they are well trained and equipped to put to sea in the most fearsome conditions when the call comes. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 200 beaches in the UK. As well as rescuing people from the water, they are also on hand for first aid and safety advice, making sure everyone can make the most of their day at the beach. Are you passionate about the water? Do you want to be part of a lifesaving team? Whatever the reason for your interest in our work, we’d love to have you onboard. The RNLI is an independent charity and receives no government funding. We rely on public support.
Force Cancer Charity
FORCE is a Devon based charity committed to people whose lives are affected by cancer. Over the last 29 years FORCE has raised over £12 million to help fund local cancer services. Why local? Simply because anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support close to home. Although FORCE was originally set up in 1987 to fund local research, (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre Exeter); the Charity has responded to the changing needs of people affected by cancer. In 2004 we opened a purpose built Cancer Support and Information Centre in the grounds of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. The Centre offers a relaxing supportive environment where people can access a full range of advice, support and information under one roof. In addition to supportive care, and the purchase of important equipment to improve treatment, FORCE remains committed to local cancer research. FORCE funds research within the Peninsula Medical School which is currently focused on lung and ovarian cancers. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK and it can spread to the brain as a secondary tumour. Our research is focused on understanding how this cancer spreads through the behaviour of certain cells. Ovarian cancer is notoriously difficult to treat because the early stages of the disease are relatively symptom-free and patients are often not diagnosed until the cancer has spread. The actual processes involved in the spread of ovarian cancer are not really understood and FORCE funded research is hoping to change this. This year our funding requirements will top £1.25 million - all of this sum will be raised through voluntary contributions. In an increasingly global world, FORCE focuses on local people, offering help and support, face to face. If you would like to learn more about the work of FORCE please call 01392 402875.


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I'm kayaking around Britain (with some detours), starting from Cambridge (!) on 2nd March.

You can find out more about my journey and check on my progress on my blog at

The two charities I'm trying to raise some money for are: 

The RNLI has been saving lives at sea since 1824 and its volunteers continue to do amazing work today.  I think everyone knows how vital they are, but this recent rescue is a good example of what they do.   I try to do everything I can at sea to stay safe, but I'm very glad they are there in case things ever do go very badly wrong.

FORCE is a cancer charity based in Devon (where I'm from).  They provide support for cancer patients and also fund research into metastatic brain tumours and ovarian cancer.  I've chosen this charity as they helped my late father when he was very ill, so now I'm trying to do something to help them.

Any donations will be split 50/50 between the two charities and virginmoneygiving will arrange gift aid when they can.

Please donate if you can - whatever the amount - it all helps.

Thanks very much,


Recent donors

31.12.13 Cash Donations: The Star Inn, Norman's Bay (10) Ron and Linda in Wales (10) Dunaverty Campsite (8) The Tearoom in Southend (nr Dunaverty) (10) Port Ban Campsite (17) The Whitelaw Family at Inverbervie (15) Martin at Mablethorpe (10)

21.10.13 A finishing bonus! Well done, Guy. A terrific achievement.

21.10.13 Congratulations, Guy, sorry we are a little slow in catching up with completion of your fantastic marathon. Like the new image of the seafarer with beard.

25.09.13 In memory of Ian Slater.


25.09.13 Guy - I was talking to Margaret at the Budleigh Literary Festival and she told me of your trip. What a fantastic achievement - very well done!

24.09.13 Well done.

23.09.13 We had a quick chat at the cam sailing club on sunday. Really wonderful thing to have done. More than we would have attempted even at your age!! Congrats!!

22.09.13 Congratulations Guy ,we've enjoyed following your journey.from debs and Neil in Cumbria (Vals friends)

21.09.13 We met you on a cold windy day at Holme next the Sea shortly after you started and have followed your progress well done


20.09.13 Keep going Guy. Nearly there. Met you at south landing Flamborough Head.Just think of that proper bed. ps 2 cheese cobs and cake

19.09.13 Canny.

19.09.13 Good luck with the final stretch!

17.09.13 Hi Guy, you may remember we were the family who came to say hello when you were camped at Crackington Haven. Seems a long time ago. Been following your progress. Well done. A sensational achievement.

12.09.13 I am keeping you on my radar, looking forward to meeting you again, perhaps on your final stage? It is getting tough with the nights drawing in but keep going.

09.09.13 We met you on the beach just west of Lossiemouth on 14/8. Fantastic adventure. Good luck. Steve & Steph.


25.08.13 HI Guy I am one of the whitelaw family that met you at inverbervie camp site. How did it go getting at Arbroath.

13.08.13 You've got to search for the hero inside yourself, Search for the secrets you hide, Search for the hero inside yourself, Until you find the key to your life

03.08.13 beware the jaberwock my son.

01.08.13 Can I have your pants when you've finished?

23.07.13 Hi Guy, looks like you are having fun, take care, lots of love Tracy, Derek and Fluffy xx

01.07.13 From Hattie at Felixstowe Ferry. Good Luck



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