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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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Sep 21, 2020

Derk Hartman

Keep sailing!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2020

Steve

It was great fun sailing Sully Island, Flatholm and Steepholm with you. Good luck with the rest of the islands and the fundraising .

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2020

Janie and Paul Farrugia

Well done Ken - keep going.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2020

Sue Hunter

Great effort Ken. Keep going x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2020

Anonymous

Fab story Ken - with my wife fighting Cancer its great to see someone doing such an inspirational fund raiser. Great to share stories about Sully island too! Best of luck.

£40.00

Sep 10, 2020

Gary Freshwater

Great to meet you at the campsite yesterday and here about your inspiring adventure. Good luck with the rest of the islands and maybe bump in to you in Mudeford!

£20.00

Sep 9, 2020

Sally Goodall

Sep 9, 2020

Michele Bissex

Well done Ken and a great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2020

DJ

Great to see you back on the big blue Ken, enjoy the ride

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2020

Anonymous

Well done Ken!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid