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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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Jun 18, 2019

Anonymous

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Jun 13, 2019

Pat

Good luck Andrew and Phil.

£10.00

Jun 13, 2019

Julie

Donating in encouragement of Andrew and Phil's epic cycle ride.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2019

Graham

Donating via old friend Andrew Yates epic cycle ride

£30.00

Jun 7, 2019

Ken

This donation is my way of saying a big THANK YOU to Andrew and Phil for choosing to cycle from Lands End to John O Groats for these great causes. Have a safe and successful journey and thanks for doing this generous act. Ken

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019

Sandra

Good luck ken on your latest adventure. Love Sandra.

£10.00

Jun 3, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 31, 2019

Barry and Sue

"Persistence pays".....and you must have bags of it. Good luck and safe travelling for what remains - and a "thank you" to all supporting you from closer at hand. Inspiring!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

May 26, 2019

Lizzie Fowkes

Awesome idea Ken - Best of Luck.

May 17, 2019

Anonymous

This is a very fine - if slightly bonkers - thing to do - I wish you a fair wind......

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid