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raised of £3,250 target by 99 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,675 to The Gorran Haven Harbour Trust (GHHT) and Local Community Groups

    Gorran Haven Harbour Trust
    Funded on Monday, 12th October 2020

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    As many locally will know, the Gorran Haven Harbour Trust (GHHT) and local Gorran Haven Community groups rely heavily on the summer Gala, Fetes and many other events besides, to raise the funds needed to support their important activities throughout the year. This year, with the impact of Coronavirus / Covid-19, the Galas, Fetes and so many other fundraising events have been cancelled, leaving the local community unable to raise the vital funds they need to keep so many important aspects of community life running.

    So I've decided to jump on my bike and ride from Winchester to Gorran Haven (325Km) to raise a few pounds (£) for the Harbour Trust and Local Community.

    The ride takes place in a single day on Thurs 9th July, and with the generous £ for £ support (up to £1000) of my employer (Deutsche Bank) I hope to raise £3250; £10 for each Km of the ride.

    Why this cause? I care very much about this small Cornish Village, (Gorran Haven) as I’m lucky enough to call it home. I spent my childhood in this magical place, mostly on the water, in and out of boats, and since then, Gorran Haven has never, for one moment, been far from my thoughts. Despite now living in Winchester and working in London, I spend what time I can in the village and am always warmly welcomed – “back home”! To raise some funds to support the Harbour Trust and the local Community would give me a great deal of pride and I know would be hugely appreciated by all in the local community.

    Your donations (and those generously matched by “Deutsche Bank” - up to £1000,) will go directly to supporting the work of the Harbour Trust in maintaining the safety and heritage of the Harbour and surrounding beach areas. Donations will also support the wider Gorran Haven Community who work so hard the year round in so many different ways. I’m aiming to raise £10 for each kilometre of the ride (325km in total) but really, any contribution will be most gratefully received and hugely welcomed by the entire village community.

    'Our harbour is the focal point of our village community for both local residents and visitors alike. The Trust is the custodian of the harbour ensuring that it is safe and available to use by everyone. The vital maintenance is largely supported by donations from various charitable events. While it's unlikely that these can be held in the same way this year, we warmly welcome Chris's creative and generous initiative. We all look forward to welcoming Chris to the harbour at the end of his exciting venture'

    Geoff Fox, Chairman Gorran Haven Harbour Trust

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    • Chris Hocking4 years ago
      Chris Hocking

      Chris Hocking

      4 years ago

      The amount raised is a brilliant total which reflects a heroic effort on Chris's part! The residents of Gorran Haven and its visitors will be the beneficiaries of his achievement in many ways, particularly in the continuing use of the harbour area which the Trust is privileged to administer. Geoff Fox Chairman, Gorran Haven Harbour Trust

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    • Chris Hocking4 years ago
      Chris Hocking

      Chris Hocking

      4 years ago

      The weather could not have been better for the ride on Friday. It was an excellent day with arrival at Gorran Haven at 7pm exactly as planned. The support and fund raising has been incredible and the event was a great success. Fund raising currently stands at £5125 which is amazing. This page will remain live for a few more days should you wish to make a contribution. Final stats, 337km ridden, 12 hours, 7000 calories!

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    • Chris Hocking4 years ago
      Chris Hocking

      Chris Hocking

      4 years ago

      Final preparations are coming together well. The only hiccup so far has been the weather which is looking pretty poor on Thursday but much better on Friday (see below). I've therefore needed to move the ride to Friday 10th. I now plan to arrive at Gorran Beach at 7pm on FRIDAY evening. All being well I might see you there. Thank you again for your messages of support and most generous donations. Best regards Chris

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    • James Burnett

      James Burnett

      Jul 24, 2020

      Great effort, Chris. Well done!


    • Chris Hocking

      Chris Hocking

      Jul 22, 2020


    • Dickie


      Jul 20, 2020

      have you arrived yet...…?


    • Ian


      Jul 14, 2020

      Well done Chris - great achievement - twas a pleasure to share a few miles with you.


    • Mike Shepherd

      Mike Shepherd

      Jul 13, 2020

      Brilliant Chris-you’re a champ


    • Anonymous


      Jul 13, 2020

    • Mike Hocking

      Mike Hocking

      Jul 13, 2020

      Hi Chris, We remember well our happy days on the beach and around the boats, so I am happy to add a little to your fundraising.Uncle Mike


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    Chris Hocking

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    Gorran Haven Harbour Trust

    Chris Hocking is Cycling from Winchester to Gorran Haven on Thurs 9th July to raise funds for the Gorran Haven Harbour Trust and the Local Community. The total distance is 325km (200 miles) with 4850 m of climbing. (10,000 calories or 100 bananas)!

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