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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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Sep 29, 2019

David Phillips

Fantastic journey so far. It seems a long time since Debbie and I met you in Rockfish, Brixham. Best wishes for the rest of your journey.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 27, 2019


Great job Mark - looking forward to following your continuing adventure.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2019

Edward Cottrell

I think your doing a fantastic job and congratulations on the trip so far. Think the videos are the best so if you can post a few more that would be great.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2019

P A J & C

„As the wind blew from the South and the swell rose high.... We had our answer for Seafarers by & by ....“ Wishing your fair winds and following.


Aug 28, 2019

Calum Lawson of Campbeltown

Donation from Calum Lawson, owner of Campbeltown Marina, Kintyre, Scotland. Kindly donated to Seafarers when I visited his marina. Thank you for a great stay at Campbeltown Calum. Mark

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Aug 18, 2019

Mark Lewis

Great effort Marky

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2019

John Drake

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 12, 2019

John Penelope Arnold

We have enjoyed following your adventures on instagram

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2019

the Millers

Looking forward to some seafaring action!

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2019


Hope all goes well from now on for you