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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 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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Jan 18, 2021


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 17, 2021


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 6, 2021

Mary and Steve

Sending good wishes for your ventures in 2021.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 4, 2021

Clare H

What a feat!

Jan 1, 2021


These charities need your support more than ever so here's a boost to your 2021 fund raising. Good luck with all the islands this year and looking forward to following the adventure.

£1000.00 plus £250.00 Gift Aid

Dec 13, 2020


Big Hugs Ken. Keep up the good work. The adventures will return once you’re fully fit again 👍🏻 X

£1000.00 plus £250.00 Gift Aid

Dec 13, 2020


From everyone at the socially distanced Christmas fundraiser. Great event, great company and most importantly a massive donation to the charities. Thank you everyone who made it such a special day during these "challenging" times.


Dec 2, 2020


Great reading about your epic adventure in Practical Boat owner. Here's a donation to help you on your way and good luck with the rest of the islands. You'll make it!

£320.00 plus £80.00 Gift Aid

Dec 1, 2020


great effort Ken - I will donate more as you progress - I've been making donations to this particular cancer charity since the death of my wife Rita - earlier this year - but she missed the restrictions you are battling with - and its given me focus !

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2020

Neil Brookes

Great to meet you at Sully Sailing Club. Good luck with the rest of your challenge.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid