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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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May 4, 2020

Mary and Steve

We haven’t forgotten your fundraising mission. Looking forward to when you can get sailing again. Stay safe in the meantime!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 13, 2020

Neil and Tricia Dunnet

Ken, thanks for such a brilliant and inspirational talk at Lymington Town Sailing Club on Wednesday. Good luck with completing your Island Challenge.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 2, 2020

Highcliffe Sailing Club Talk Donations

From all those at the Yoda talk at Highcliffe Sailing Club. Thanks for a great evening Ken and good luck with all the remaining islands - you can do it!


Feb 1, 2020


Keep going Ken!


Jan 31, 2020

Sue Hunter

I am still in awe of you Ken! You WILL reach your target. Here’s a bit of dosh to help get you there.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2019


Sorry I couldn't make the coffee morning. Here's a donation to help you on your way.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 5, 2019

HSC Coffee Morning

From everyone at the Highcliffe Sailing Club coffee morning. Great event and for two amazing causes. Good luck Ken from all of us.


Nov 29, 2019

Sue Hunter

Sorry I couldn't make the coffee morning Ken. I hope this goes some way to make up for it. Sue x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 29, 2019

Poole Yacht Club Sailors

Thanks for a great evening talk at Poole yacht Club and all the best for your adventures in 2020. Wishing you fair winds and a good sea.


Oct 27, 2019

Staff at Ordnance Survey Southampton

Thank you for an inspirational lunch time talk Ken. It was great hearing about your amazing challenge and it is a pleasure to donate to such worthwhile charities. we look forward to following your adventures.