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1851 Marine Trust
1851 Marine Trust

London Marathon

Why we need your help

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team members will spring into action to take part in the first fundraising initiative of 2015; running the London Marathon on behalf of the team’s official charity, the 1851 Trust.

 Volunteers from BAR, the team to bring the America’s Cup home to Britain, have stepped forward to take part from departments across the team – sailing, design and support  – and across a range of fitness levels. Sailing team member David ‘Freddie’ Carr will be running his third marathon and looking to achieve a personal best by coming home in under four hours – Freddie ran the marathon in 4:15 in 2004; and then bettered that with 4:04 in 2006.

 The design team have plans to derail Carr’s moment of glory, and take the opportunity to challenge the sailing team by beating him home. Philibert Chenais and David Markey have both been doing some serious miles, pounding the pavements of Portsmouth to get ready for the big day.

 Sarah Alexander, BAR’s Press Officer and Alejandra Real, PA to Ben Ainslie, will be upholding the honour of the team’s ‘backroom’ boys and girls, and – while they aren’t expecting to set any records – like many thousands of others, they are determined to complete the course.

Everyone that donates will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three exclusive summer tours of the team’s new Portsmouth headquarters – which will be a showcase for sport, innovation, technology and sustainability – hosted by the one and only David ‘Freddie’ Carr. Each visit will be for two people. 


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 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

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May 17, 2015

Andy C

Well run you guys, sorry for the late donation.

May 06, 2015

Robert Elliott

Well done, Team BAR. A great cause.

(plus 250.00 giftaid)

Apr 29, 2015

Congratulations to you all - fantastic effort, especially Sarah!

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2015

Success to all. Hope you reach your set goal ! Americas' Cup is next goal !!!


Apr 27, 2015

Congrats. As promised, 20 for completion

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2015

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2015

Sarah, congratulations on achieve your goal of completing the marathon, really proud of you. Luv Mum & Dad

(plus 32.88 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2015

Amazing atmosphere - Thanks for all the support!

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 27, 2015

All the best from the Team at DTC


Apr 26, 2015

Roy Bedlow

Best wishes..



Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 3,841.38

Direct donations


Raised offline 0.00

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