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Ken Fowler

Ken Fowler

Yodare - Dinghy Sailing Island Adventure


Total raised so far£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 over 200 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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Personal Challenge Date

16 Dec 2023


Apr 14, 2021

Sue H

Your achievement so far is simply amazing Ken. I wonder, will you hang up your sail once you have rounded all islands, or will you come up with another equally-crazy fundraising idea 🧐. Take care.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2021


Good luck from John & Sally, we met at Aberffraw!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2021

Sarah H

We wish you every success with with your journey around Anglesey this week. Hope the weather warms up for you!

Apr 11, 2021


Good luck


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2021

Nick Solloway

Good luck Ken wishing you all the best on your quest. Say Hi and good luck to Karl also. Cheers Nick


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2021


A challenging, but amazing way to raise money and awareness, and also great for promoting sailing too! Been following some of your adventures through Highcliffe Sailing Club Facebook page for a while now, but not donated till now, wishing you fair winds


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2021

Peter Barton

Fantastic that you are now able to progress the Challenge again, I have missed the accounts of your inspiring adventures! Stay safe!


plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2021

Susan Attisha

Good luck. A worthy cause. Will follow your progress.


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 3, 2021

David Cockburn

An inspiring fundraising campaign, and an inspiring talk to our club


plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Apr 2, 2021


In memory of our dear friend. With grateful thanks for all that you did for her xx

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