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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


Jun 9, 2021


As you finally circumnavigated the beautiful city of Portsmouth I feel I have to make this donation now!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 3, 2021

Andrew Percy

Well done on such an epic achievement to date, as a fellow sailor I know how fickle and challenging the weather can be, making this challenge all the more difficult Good luck for the remaining completing the remaining islands


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2021

Sue H


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2021

Julia Wheeler

Well done on a very tough day Ken!

May 28, 2021

Michele Bissex

Great effort today Ken. Well done 👍


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2021



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 19, 2021


For all those people you are trying to help and for sailing round Holy Island here's a little donation to keep you going.


May 18, 2021

David Fox


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 18, 2021


you are a nutter. x


May 18, 2021


Congratulations on the 150, best of luck and fair winds for the rest of the challenge


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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