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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! Update July 2020. [/p][p]I am raising money for Seafarers UK by sailing around the whole Great Britain & Ireland, attempting to visit every harbour with a Harbour Master between 2019 and 2024. Starting in Dartmouth in March 2019, I reached Ardfern near Oban by Oct 2019, having met 78 Harbour Masters up the west coast of England, all of Wales and the SW of Scotland. I am setting off North from mid July 2020. [/p][p]I interview each Harbour Master and record information about their harbour and their varied job and record it on Instagram (@harbourmastersailingchallenge) as I sail along. I attempt to sail into each harbour - but where that is not possible I visit the Harbour Master on foot. [/p][p]I am supporting SeafarersUK in memory of my father Peter, who was in the Royal Navy. They also support men's mental health which I am keen to promote. [/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]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 released from my wardening duty for my 5 year Odyssey, Seafarers UK has kindly agreed to share part of what I raise. [/p]
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Oct 16, 2020

Watt Marine Ullapool

From Struan and Dawn at WATTS MARINE, ULLAPOOL. Who kindly provided me with an emergency VHF antenna before my trip to St Kilda. They asked for the cost of it to be donated to SeafarersUK. THANK YOU - Ullapool seems to be a very generous town!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2020

Ullapool Harbour Trust

Well done and all the best for the future

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2020

Mike and Lally Shaw

From Mike and Lally Shaw, Kilbrandon Farm, Isle of Seil. Given to Mark when we moored in their bay, shared a dram and watched otters! Thank you and Eddie for your wonderful hospitality and supporting SeafarersUK. Mark.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2020

Pete Hawkins

Top WoWser adventure week! Inverness to Ardfern the short way through the Caledonian Canal to put Good Dog to bed for the winter! Including a walk up Ben Nevis - Safe sailing for the rest of the challenge.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 25, 2020

Jonathan Cocke

Mark and Fiona - thank you both for a wonderful week on Good Dog. Fantastic weather, sailing and the wonderful Findhorn - great memories! - Tosh

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2020

Edward Cottrell

well done and good luck. such a good cause. keep on posting

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2020

Orkney Marinas Ltd

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 6, 2020


£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Aug 26, 2020

Tom Rendall

Many thanks for visiting Westray and good sailing on your voyage.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2020

Jacob Bilner

Good to see you in Westray, enjoy the rest of your trip! Safe travels!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid