John Beeden

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Prostate Cancer UK
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Fundraiser: 
John Beeden

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/soloatlanticrow

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My name is John Beeden and on November 27th 2011 I will be attempting to make a solo Atlantic crossing in a 6.25m ocean rowing boat.

The journey will start in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands and finish at Port St. Charles in Barbados, approximately 2600 nautical miles (approx 3000 imperial miles). I will be totally unassisted once I leave the Canaries and rather than do the crossing as part of the Atlantic rowing race I will row independently. I decided on the independent option because I feel this challenge is a personal battle between the rower and his boat against the Ocean and Mother Nature. The crossing should take between 50 and 90 days depending to a great extent on the weather conditions.

I will be fully funding the project myself so 100% of any money raised can go to my chosen charities.

Recent donors

26.04.12

20.01.12 well done john

16.01.12 Congratulations From Miles & Sandra Burger apt 207 Port St Charles. We can only but admire your courage by looking down from our balcony above your tiny boat.

16.01.12

15.01.12 Well done captain

15.01.12 Just a little longer John and you can finally say LAND AHOY!! and have a nice sprite.

14.01.12

12.01.12 The good new is that you are nearly there. The bad new is that it will mean going back to work!

12.01.12 You are an absolute legend. Keep going, young man!

09.01.12 Good luck John. A mad but inspiring adventure

07.01.12 What a fantastic achievement! We are so proad of you. I know you hate hugs, but when I see you you're gonna get a huge one! Love Gerry,Tor,Harry and Nell. xx

05.01.12 Amazing achievement John - well done!

04.01.12 Wishing you a Grumpy New Year

01.01.12

31.12.11 Well done John

21.12.11

19.12.11

19.12.11 All at Melville Exhibition Services would like to wish John all the best on this truly great adventure

12.12.11 In lieu of Christmas gifts for some of my favorite peeps: Jane Larkin, Charles Schwartz, Jamie Brewer, Jim & Penny Larkin, Ron Robinson, Jamie & Emily of Global Boat Works, Francis Rosden & Mary Drawl

12.12.11 Hope your back for April, GOOD LUCK

08.12.11 Hope you are keeping your running going during your cruise.

08.12.11 We are rowing with you...without the nasty blisters and lack of sleep of course! In our minds we are pulling strong on the oars though. Stay safe!

07.12.11 Hi John, We're thinking of you and wishing you safety and success. Best wishes from us all, The Russell Family

04.12.11

01.12.11

£12,036.20

Running total

Target:
£50,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£12,640.25
Total donors:
31
Last donor:
Anonymous
26.04.12  
Offline fundraising:
£6,000.00