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Team story

[p]On Sunday July 6th, a group of 8 brave rowers will be taking part in the Solent Marathon Challenge to raise funds for Ace Africa. Through rip tides, shoals and rocky outcrops this 26 mile journey is a challenge for all! [/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]About Ace Africa[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][/b]Ace Africa work in rural parts of Kenya and Tanzania in areas where up to 70% of the population live on less than £1 a day. Ace Africa focuses on all aspects of children and community development including health, education, livelihoods and rights awareness.[/p][p]Ace has helped over 750,000 children and their families lead healthier, happier and self-sufficient lives.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][span=text-decoration: underline;][b]How Team Intrepid Duck began...by Mark Chamberlen[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][/b][/span][i]"How difficult could it be to row to France?" -  This was the concept that Kedge Martin and I discussed enthusiastically over dinner one night in late summer 2013.  Most of you who know Kedge & I will appreciate how ready we always are to embrace a challenge, some people might say we are challenge junkies.... I'm not so sure.  However, we did think that rowing to France would be a good idea, because if we took a Gig we could row it across, fill it up with booze and be back before anyone knew we were missing. The first problem with this well thought out plan was that we were probably not fit enough to do this on our own, and the second was that the French authorities weren't prepared to let us in unannounced, because they thought that a Gig running a muck in the path of the Townsend Torrisen fleet was not really acceptable. A change of plan was needed, and additional crew would also be required.[/i][/p][p][i]The Langstone Boating Club came to our rescue with an indestructible and rather charmingly named boat called Debra.... ‘Oh' said Kedge, ‘there seem to be six oars, but there are only two of us!  I know, I'll get my 17 year old son Guy to join us, he's young and fit, and will make up for my slight lack of condition!’  Said I to Kedge, ‘Then I will add my good friend and colleague Matt Evans into the mix. Matt was a rower for Durham University don't you know, and will definitely be able to compensate for my under developed relationship with David Lloyd Fitness’.  ‘But there are still two spare oars’, observed Kedge, ‘who shall we press gang into service,  Margarida Villas-Boas and husband Francisco? He's very used to being coerced into slavery on behalf of her good causes! And so it was; the decision was made to embark on this challenge in honor of Ace Africa. That's all very well, but we don't appear to have a Cox’ said Kedge ruefully over a large glass of Cote du Rhone,  ‘perhaps we should ask Jax Fanshawe to do it’ I said, ‘she’s very good at steering, after all, she's driven all the way from London to Sydney, Australia, and being a Style Consultant, she will ensure that we look good for the team pictures, and any attention we attract from the press, or the coast guard as we embark on the Solent Marathon![/i][/p][p][i]A last minute addition to the team is Francisco Lobato, a gold medallist professional sailor who in spite of having previously beaten a number of world sailing records has decided to join this most amateur team![/i][/p][p][b]We have a fantastic team of kindred spirits who exasperate Shelley our coach because we spend more time laughing than listening to instructions. But we are serious about the cause we are supporting and are calling upon your support. Please donate today. [/b][/p][p][b]£25 [/b]Provides enough seeds to support 8 households with a variety of nutritious food[/p][p][b]£50 [/b]Treats 50 children infected with the Jiggers parasite enabling them to attend school regularly [/p][p][b]£300 [/b]Funds a peanuts processing machine for a community group to earn a living[/p][p][b]If we reach our target of £5000 we could provide 10 schools with water tanks and irrigation kits, benefitting 1,000 children and their families with regular nutritious vegetables [/b][/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

06 Jul 2014

Charity

Supporters


Aug 26, 2014

Felicity

A great achievement. What persuasive powers Kedge has!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Jul 20, 2014

Anonymous

£10.00

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Jul 19, 2014

David D'Souza

Best of luck

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plus £8.75 Gift Aid


Jul 14, 2014

Anonymous

Congratulations to you all.

£15.00

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Jul 14, 2014

Ben Morton

Great effort. Well done Jax and Mark.

£20.00

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Jul 11, 2014

Caro

Congratulations on your row!

£25.00

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Jul 9, 2014

Anonymous

Another amazing feat Jax.. well done xx

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Jul 9, 2014

Anonymous

Congratulations and thank god you had good weather!

£10.00

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Jul 9, 2014

Rachel Buxton

Well done!

£10.00

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Jul 8, 2014

Grant Morgan

Stars ever shine brightest !

£20.00

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Margarida Villas-Boas

Margarida Villas-Boas

Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Francisco Lobato

Francisco Lobato

Mark Chamberlen

Mark Chamberlen

Francisco Roque de Pinho

Francisco Roque de Pinho

Jax Fanshawe

Jax Fanshawe

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