Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.
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[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 embarked 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 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][p]You can keep track of my progress here: [url=https://share.garmin.com/CaptainKetch]https://share.garmin.com/CaptainKetch[/url] This brilliant tracker will show you where I am right now, as well as my speed and distance travelled.[/p][p]Thanks for your support![/p][p]James[/p][p][br][/p]
I know it’s not much but got a lift to college today so this is my bus money. Well done all the best for future.
Sep 18, 2020
Jul 31, 2020
Thank you for making my dream come true, and taking me flying. I can tick that off my bucket list now. I am truly grateful.
£100.00plus £25.00 Gift Aid
Jul 21, 2020
Thank you so much for giving up your time to speak with the interns at r3
May 14, 2020
£10.00plus £2.50 Gift Aid
Jan 2, 2020
Colin and Jane
To our super hero, inspirational friend (and fellow Scouter) thank you for taking time to chat to 8th Bramshill and friends. Jane and Colin xxxx
here’s to whatever adventure you have planned next!!!!
£264.00plus £66.00 Gift Aid
Dec 6, 2019
Rob van Marrewijk
I so much enjoyed your video's flying around the world !
Nov 16, 2019
Hi James, congratulations on your amazing achievement, Pedalon and North Hampshire Road Club have donated this money from the cyclo cross race held at Popham Airfield , hopefully this will be a annual event we can raise some money from.
Oct 31, 2019
Really inspirational stuff. Loved watching the vlogs - I'm training (slowly) to fly a gyro, and you've given me added impetus to get my license.
£15.00plus £3.75 Gift Aid
Oct 27, 2019
The final legs where also great. Shame about the rain ar Popham. I didn't even have £1 in cash for a burger!