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James Ketchell

James Ketchell's World Gyrocopter Record

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This is my world record attempt to inspire 1,000,000 young people while raising funds for two charities: Kindled Spirit, who support and rehabilitate young victims of human trafficking and slavery; and Over The Wall, who run residential activity camps for children with serious health issues.[/p][p]On 31 March 2019, I will embark on an attempt to set a world record by becoming the first person to circumnavigate the world in a Gyrocopter, travelling 37,000 km.[/p][p]I will set off from Popham Airfield in Hampshire on a trip that will take me through France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and into Russia. I will then cross the Bering Straits to Alaska, and travel across Canada, the USA, Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands before heading back to the UK.[/p][p]I will need to cover a distance of 37,000 kilometres to break the world record according to regulations set out by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, who govern all aviation records.[/p][p]I’m passionate about helping young people. My plan is to visit a school in every country I fly across, sharing stories of fun and adventure, with the aim of leaving every young person with the belief that they can achieve their goals and dreams.[/p][p]I’m delighted to have the opportunity to support two amazing charities as part of this project. Their focus on helping young people to thrive and overcome huge challenges is very close to my heart.[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Mar 2019

Supporters

Apr 24, 2019

Mike Flewitt

James, very best wishes from Mike and Mia on behalf of the team at McLaren.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2019

Mitch

Cheering you on one again. I believe a Northern Irish man is joining you across Russia? Not sure if that makes the challenge easier or more difficult lol... but it will add some craic and memories that’s for sure!

£15.00

Apr 4, 2019

Shindo Pawar

£20.00

Apr 2, 2019

John Hall

Best of luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 2, 2019

Anonymous

Good Luck.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 2, 2019

Douglas Gowan

Good luck James

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019

Simon Sutch

Happy Trails

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019

Colin dippie

James you always know Jane and I will support you in your adventures. Fly safe mate.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019

Mark

What you are doing is brave and inspiring. I am Hampshire born like you, have been to charity events at Popham airfield and live in Lithuania where the transatlantic flight of Lituanica in the 1930s is of great national pride. Hope to see you land here!

£50.00

Apr 1, 2019

Chris Prout

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid