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Nick Fleming

55km Ultra Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][i]“We all became like a family, the first family I have ever had.”[/i][/p][p]For 20 years, [b]Ocean Youth Trust Scotland[/b] has been creating a family for young people on board their boats. They take deserving young people on adventurous sailing voyages, broadening horizons in those who have had few opportunities in life. Over the years, the Trust has worked with 14,000 young people and sailed an impressive 250,000 miles, which is more than 10 times around the world! I want to ensure that they keep going for the next 20 years and beyond.[/p][p]I am especially passionate about giving opportunities to young people with experience of the care system. My Dad spent much of his childhood in care homes and never had opportunities like this. He discovered the joy of sailing in later life and passed that love of the water on to me when I was a child. Sadly, I lost my Dad last year, but I know how much he wanted to help care experienced young people enjoy the same opportunities as their peers.[/p][p]In June, I will be taking on the challenge of a 55km Ultra Marathon in support of this wonderful cause, raising money to ensure that care experienced young people are given the chance to develop themselves and fulfil their true potential.[/p][p]Taking place in the Lake District, the route includes 3 mountain passes and 7,000ft of ascent through rough and muddy ground. My goal is to complete the race in around 10 hours.[/p][p]Thank you very much for your support and stay tuned for updates on how my training is going![/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

29 Jun 2019

Supporters

Jul 12, 2019

Mark B

Congratulations. What an achievement !

£25.00

Jul 2, 2019

Ross and Fiona

Congratulation and very well well done.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2019

Andrew Gerrard

Well done Nick hope you recover in time to go sailing next week

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2019

Allister Boyle

Incredibly well done Nick in very challenging conditions, I was out walking in Wales and struggling with the heat.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

The Moth

Well done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Dave Paterson

Well done Nick! A really amazing feat, and for a great cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019

Lindsay Bridges

Well done Nick, fantastic achievement!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019

Anonymous

Well done Nick. Your energy and dedication knows no bounds. Tom and Joan Morrison

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019

Dave Murray

Well done Nick.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid