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    Weʼve raised £1,645 to Raise Money for Unicef and the Mitrataa foundation( Any monies received will be split equally between these 2 charities

    Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th November 2017

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    I will soon be sailing / racing 10,000 miles from the UK to Uruguay and then to South Africa with the Clipper RTW race ; in equal measures dreading the discomfort as much as looking forward to the accomplishments. I am exceedingly lucky to be able to undertake such a challenge. Indeed I have to count myself fortunate in so many ways. I have a brilliant (and worryingly supportive!) family, a great home, a great life and have met some wonderful people during my career.

    Clipper have UNICEF as an official race partner and each boat has been challenged to achieve a target on their behalf; I would like to do something in addition to this.

    My time in Singapore was peppered with extraordinary experiences and people. None more so that a group of people I had the good fortune to meet in Nepal. The Mitrataa foundation mission of : “Inspiring Nepali children and women to take control of their futures through their passions and skills, hand in hand with our belief in them and their dreams”, through education, resonates with me and the company I worked with in Singapore.

    As I spent more time getting to know how Mitrataa worked I became more convinced that the link between donation and delivery of benefit was direct and that the person who had established the organisation, Bec Ordish, was utterly committed and truly inspirational in the lengths she would go to, to enable children (from very young children to young adults) to have their best possible chance to reach their dreams.

    It was however only in 2016, when I was fortunate enough to lead a group of volunteers from Wiley to Nepal to deliver some training modules that I witnessed first hand the need, the innovation and the rewards that Mitrataa delivered. $10 buys books, $100 pays for a teacher for a month for 25 children

    Unicef look after the physical needs of needy children whilst Mitrataa ensure children are empowered and able to reach their potential.



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      1 year ago

      many thanks to all of you...I am deeply humbled. Well, we have been working on the yacht 10+ hours a day since arrival taking everything apart, rebuilding and improving everything from the winches to the loos. We have scrubbed our bilges and folded our sails, bagged our spinakers and loaded around 3000 meals worth of food on board. CV 28 was officially named PSP Logistics today to some fan fare and apparently bbc breakfast is broadcast from here tomorrow! Race start in a couple of days and is looking to be challenging ... watch live streaming!

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    • Tim Wilson

      Tim Wilson

      Sep 28, 2017

      Well done, very envious and impressed of and by you


    • Cathy Chesson

      Cathy Chesson

      Sep 15, 2017

      Amazing challenge and look forward to hearing all about it once you are back. Love Cathy, Mark, Joe and Finley xx


    • Anna Jenkins

      Anna Jenkins

      Aug 25, 2017

      Good luck, Mike.


    • Rebecca Turley

      Rebecca Turley

      Aug 25, 2017

      Best of Luck Mike x


    • Caroline Cook

      Caroline Cook

      Aug 23, 2017

      Best of luck Mike from Caroline, Stuart, Lily and Jack x


    • Ann Jarrold

      Ann Jarrold

      Aug 23, 2017

      Wishing you all the best. Such an amazing thing to do.


    • sarah Atherton

      sarah Atherton

      Aug 21, 2017

      see you at Christmas!! xx

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    Mike Fenton

    Mike Fenton

    Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

    I am very fortunate to be in a position to undertake a chunk of the clipper Round the World Race. I sincerely hope that the experience I gain, and the discomfort I endure, will be of benefit to others. Any donation, no matter how small, will make a difference. Thank you.

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