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Sailing to every UK Harbour for Seafarers UK

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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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Apr 17, 2020

The Cottams

Keep up the good work!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 28, 2020

The Lewises

Hope you can get back on your boat soon. X

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jan 5, 2020

Ant Hornidge

Fantastic effort Mark. I'm looking forward to the coffee table book!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 2, 2020

Gordon Dickie

From Gordon Dickie (QDG) who I forgot to say hello to when we sailed past his farm near Kirkcudbright, but who kindly sponsored me all the same. Mark

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 1, 2020

Tom and Sarah VO

A second gift to celebrate your achievement so far!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 30, 2019

Sarah Neish

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 10, 2019

Jonathan and Hazel

Happy Christmas and keep going in 2020!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Nov 6, 2019

Tony Dyson

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 5, 2019

Jamie Dog

Good Dog and the skipper were brilliant

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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