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Sailing to every UK Harbour for Seafarers UK

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for supporting me![/p][p]I am raising money for Seafarers UK by sailing around the whole of the UK and attempting to visit every harbour with a Harbour Master. Where possible, I will meet the Harbour Master and record some information about their harbour and their job on Instagram (@harbourmastersailingchallenge) ending up with a unique record. April 2019 to October 2020. [/p][p]Seafarers UK has been helping people in the maritime community for over 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea. The charity does this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Last year, Seafarers UK gave grants totalling £2.5 million to 50 maritime welfare charities. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and is heavily dependent on public donations and legacies to maintain its grant-making programme.[/p][p]Between April 2019 and October 2020 I am attempting to visit every Harbour Master in the UK starting from Dartmouth. I am sailing my 34 ft Nauticat motorsailer “Good Dog” from harbour to harbour in a clockwise direction around the UK. I am asking the Harbour Masters what is unique about their harbour and what is the most interesting aspect of their job. [/p][p]10% of what I raise is being donated to St Martin's Church, Lillington, Sherborne, Dorset. I am church warden of this beautiful and thriving church, and in return for being relased from my wardening duty for my 2 year Odyssey, Seafarers UK has kindly agreed to share part of what I raise. [/p]
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Jul 3, 2019


Hope all goes well from now on for you


Jun 26, 2019

Hills family

Good luck Good Dog and her salty skipper! Awesome adventure With love all the Hills crew Xxxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 14, 2019

Richard Evans

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2019


Really enjoying the posts!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019

Wendy Ponsford of Barmouth

Thank you to Wendy Ponsford, Chairman of the 3 Peaks Challenge based in Barmouth, Wales, who gave me this donation.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019

Keith Pudd

Thank you to Keith Pudd the Harbour Master of Porlock Weir in Devon who kindly gave me this donation. Mark

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 3, 2019

Vanessa and Dave Smith x

Good Luck Mark, Such a Brilliant Challenge and for Great Charity. Vanessa and Dave Smith 😊

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Tom and Sarah VO

Well done, Mark. A great charity

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2019

Mark Andrews

I hope you have a great voyage as well as raising money for seafarer welfare

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2019

Jenny Hamilton

Have been following you on Marine Traffic and then found the much more interesting Instagram posts! What a fascinating time you are having. Stay safe and best wishes, The Hamiltons

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid