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Facing The World is a wonderful charity started by my friend Martin Kelly in 2002. Offering pioneering surgery to young children with terrible facial deformities, this is a fledgling charity that deserves our help. The surgeons operate in their own time and free of charge and in doing so transform families lives. Even today some of these children risk death by stoning by the rest of their village. Facing The World is literally saving lives. Martin died in May 2008, but i'd made a promise to him that i would do something for Facing The World, not only for the children but for the truly heroic team of surgeons and staff. It is wonderful and humbling to know that even in these troubling times there are still heroes in the world and we are proud to be helping this exceptional charity. We are planning to row across the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Canaries to Barbados, West Indies in a two man rowing boat from December 2011 until January/February 2012. An unsupported event, we will take with us all our provisions and equipment needed for such an undertaking. We will undoubtedly face great hardship, to say nothing of mountainous waves, hurricanes, oil tankers, and inquisitive sharks! but the  way we look at it is that anything we face is nothing compared to what these children go through. Have a look at their video which takes just three minutes. It says more than i ever could here. It is on the website www.facingtheworld.net Please help us to help them. Thank you. Bertie Portal. May 2010.

 

Raising money for

Facing the World

Facing the World

Charity Registration No. 1092772

Facing the World is a children's charity which has been set up by the some of UK's leading cranio-facial surgeons. It helps children with severe facial disfigurements in desperate need, living without hope in some of the world's poorest countries, receive the miracle of a new face and a life free from the stigma of disfigurement.

Donations 810

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What an inspiration to us all. Congratulations.

Donation by David Marsland on 08/07/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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I am quite simply in awe of you. And I'm not exaggerating. What an amazing feat. Well done to you both. Richard x

Donation by Richard Teverson on 28/06/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Eric Lumsden on 28/06/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Olivia Watson on 13/05/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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A tremendous effort. Congratulations!

Donation by Mark Whitson on 01/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Many many congratulations. Sarah xx

Donation by Sarah Flower on 23/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done you. A total inspiration. Ed and Ratty xxxx

Donation by Rachel Inglefield on 18/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck on the most inspiring journey ...

Donation by Anya de Lafayette on 13/04/12

Donation by Anonymous on 03/04/12

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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So proud of you Bertie! xxx

Donation by emily bruni on 02/04/12

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Better late than never! Welcome back and many congratulations. Fraser, Sarah and Amber xxxx

Donation by Sarah Thorneycroft-Smith on 27/03/12

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

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Bravo!!

Donation by Harry Burton on 27/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done. Glad you are back safe. Pleased to support such a worthy cause

Donation by Liz Morgan-Lewis on 23/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations, glad you are safely home. Catherine Green

Donation by Gillie Dawnay on 19/03/12

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 17/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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This donation is for you both - you make a great team. Truly inspirational. Love to Sam.

Donation by Emily Whitehead on 17/03/12

£20.00

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Congratulations, incredible story.

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/12

£100.00

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Inspiring story. Well done.

Donation by Anonymous on 13/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations x

Donation by phyllida stanley on 12/03/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Well done, James - great achievement - we followed you all the way on line.

Donation by Bob and Anna on 09/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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mad but unbelievably brave, well done guys

Donation by Daisy Goodwin on 09/03/12

£300.00

+ £75.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anne Kirby on 07/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Extraordinary. Sorry not to have given while you were actually paddling. Bravo bravo both. Love from Alex and Lesley

Donation by Alex Jennings on 06/03/12

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Hey Guys, hope you have fully recovered - great to see you arrive on dry land in Barbados! What an amazing accomplishment! Well done! xx

Donation by Katie Naylor on 06/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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This comes to you with our greatest admiration. And all for an amazing cause. Love from Sophie and Nick.

Donation by Nicholas Rowe on 04/03/12

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£64,400.70
  • Offline donations£304,787.00
  • Text donations£35.00
  • Total raised£369,222.70
  • Gift Aid£10,713.71

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