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Ken Fowler

Yodare - Dinghy Sailing Island Adventure

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Your father dies when you are only 24. 29 years later you still miss him deeply, especially at those special occasions - weddings, holidays, grand children's nativities, family birthday's. Cancer does that - it rips apart your world and turns life upon its head. During 2016, in memory of my father and mother-in-law, I sailed over 850 miles in a dinghy as big as 2 bathtubs and just as wet, with the aim of sailing from one end of the UK (Lands End) to the other (John O Groats). I finished an agonising 45 miles short beaten by the weather and the fact that as an "ordinary working person" I had ran out leave, having given up all my summer leave to attempt the adventure. The aim from that trip was to raise a massive £50,000, the target coming from the fact that 50% of us will develop Cancer during our lifetime. Thanks to the generosity of many inspirational people I raised over £37,000 for Cancer Research and the amazing Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. That left me £13,000 short of the target. [/p][p]With Cancer you can't walk away from the illness and say "I did my best" , so I have decided to embark on an even more challenging adventure in Yoda (my very very small dinghy) to help raise that "missing" £13,000. Over the next two years I will be sailing around every one of the 148 islands of England and Wales, covering over 1,200 miles and hopefully becoming the first person to ever achieve this. So please help raise that "missing" £13,000 and help fight the Cancer that touches all our lives with such devastation. All donations, however large or small are greatly appreciated and will make a real difference in the fight against Cancer. Thank you with all my heart. Ken[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

16 Dec 2020

Supporters

12-Feb-2019

Mark Carroll

I hope there's no more "Big Wednesdays" out there!!! Good luck and well done Ken

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

28-Jan-2019

Trudi

Good luck, stay safe

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

20-Jan-2019

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

10-Jan-2019

Anonymous

Good luck in 2019 Ken. That's a lot of islands and a lot of miles - but two amazing causes. Keep going I know you'll make it.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

30-Nov-2018

Lee

Hi Ken. Long way to that target! Denny island in the Bristol channel is right outside our house. See you there next year.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

Anonymous

Keep going, and good luck

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

06-Sep-2018

Anonymous

An inspirational challenge for great causes. I wish you all the best of luck and happy sailing.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid