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£2,105raised of £5,000 target by 53 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,105 to Help provide Richard Taylor Primary School with some outdoor learning equipment and various other things the school needs.

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 11th October 2016

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    Story

    I attempted and succeeded in completing a very tough challenge. I built a small raft out of waste plastic bottles and plywood and sailed it on a voyage down river to the open sea. The voyage started inland near the heart of Yorkshire from South of York down the River Ouse to the Humber Bridge. After reaching the bridge I jumped in a small inflatable and then headed around the coast of Yorkshire to Whitby.
    I did this challenge not because it was easy but because it would be so difficult. It was a VERY challenging task and I had to go through hundreds of kilometres of river, estuary and sea. Many challenges were overcome on the way. This include negotiating my way through and past strong currents, submerged logs, thick fog, double engine failures, rising and falling tides, swirling eddies, equipment failures, sandbanks, rocks, steep cliffs, leisure craft, bad weather, fishing gear, shipping and of course the famous North Sea.....and I was the only one in the boat. At one point I had to row 3 miles into Scarborough due to a double engine failure.

    Most of the money raised will go to Richard Taylor Primary School. Fundraising is essential to so many charities. Without regular donations, they simply wouldn't be able to function as well and carry out the good work that they do. People fund raise for all kinds of reasons - perhaps because they have been personally affected themselves by the good work that a particular institution does or simply because they want to give something back. The money raised by us will be put to good use in helping our school with extra money it needs.

    In these busy, and sometimes stressful times, not many families have the time to do charity work. However, on this occasion YOU DON'T HAVE TO !!! All you need to do is donate some money for the school and to support a gritty determination to succeed in reaching the destination against all odds.

    Mark

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    • Mark Ward3 years ago
      Mark Ward

      Mark Ward

      3 years ago

      This page closes in 3 days. To all those who donated to the cause then a massive thank you from me and the children. The story is in the Harrogate Advertiser in line and in the hard print as we speak. Just search charity voyage on their website. In total I anticipate that we have raised around £2700 £2800.which is great but we won't know how much exactly until the children bring their sponsorship money in. Thanks again guys. I'm sure the kids will love their new outdoor learning equipment.

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    • Mark Ward3 years ago
      Mark Ward

      Mark Ward

      3 years ago

      Destination reached!! Whitby Breakwaters appear through the fog. Job done. 😄

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    • Mark Ward3 years ago
      Mark Ward

      Mark Ward

      3 years ago

      Dense fog and a few obstacles enroute.

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/8/2016 22.39

    Supporters

    53

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 2, 2016

      £30.00

    • L. Dean

      L. Dean

      Sep 27, 2016

      £10.00

    • Jenny Rowlands

      Jenny Rowlands

      Sep 27, 2016

      Well done Mark, hope you enjoyed your crazy adventure!

      £20.00

    • Geoff White

      Geoff White

      Sep 26, 2016

      Great effort Mark well done

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 19, 2016

      Gardeners Arms clientele.

      £90.00

    • Ric and Hilary Welsby

      Ric and Hilary Welsby

      Sep 18, 2016

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 16, 2016

      True Yorkshire Grit. Great job.Mum and Dad

      £50.00

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    Mark Ward

    Mark Ward

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    My name is Mark Ward. I've worked at sea 26 years. I love attempting the impossible. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone but there will be little comfort on this trip going hundreds of kilometres on a home made raft and inflatable boat down river and up the North Sea !

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