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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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Aug 20, 2019

Keyhaven Week sailors

From everyone at Keyhaven Week - thanks for sharing your Race To Scotland and Yodare adventures. Good luck with the remaining islands. We will be following you.


Aug 20, 2019

Joanna Lowis

Following talk at KYC, good luck for rounding the remaining islands.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2019

Mark Ashley-Miller

From one mad sailor to another!! Very best of luck. Mark Ashley-Miller harbourmastersailingchallenge

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 15, 2019


Another donation from Andrew & Phil's ride from Kathryn

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2019

Emlyn Jones

What a brilliant idea for an adventure. Good luck.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019

South Windermere Sailing Club

After Ken launched from our club to sail around the 14 islands of Windermere on Thursday, SWSC club members wanted to add to our support for his challenge and wish him success both in the sailing and raising funds for these important charities.


Jun 27, 2019

Steve Holland

Ken, good to meet you today, would have loved to have sailed with you round Windermere, work! Hope you enjoyed your day . Keep up the good work, Steve

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2019

Simon Bell

Fantastic effort such a great idea to do the island roundings.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2019


Ken, donating to you at Andrew Y's request, in recognition of his cycle ride LEJOG

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 23, 2019


Further donations as a result of Phil and Andrew's fundraiser.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid