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Weʼre raising £2,200 to Help Ross's veteran and disabled voyage across New Zealand

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I am Ross Evans, a 16 year old currently studying at Welbeck DSFC, the Ministry of Defence's very own college for those destined for future careers as officers in the British forces. I am currently studying and training to become a Royal Naval officer.

In August I have been given the opportunity to partake in a hugely worthy cause. I will be heading to New Zealand with the Jubilee Sailing Trust to partake in a voyage with ex-servicemen and veterans left with life changing disabilities. This trip 'buddies' together able bodied and disabled crewmen to give those taking part a once in a lifetime opportunity to run a tallship for a 10 day voyage. This trip aims to promote equal opportunities for all abilities as well as break down preconceptions of disabilities and break barriers of disability's to allow all to achieve something they'd never thought they'd be able to do. With my future career in the forces, especially the Royal Navy, this cause is sincerely close to me.

The voyage will take part in August. The trip will begin in Auckland and end in Auckland, sailing around the New Zealand Islands. All on board will become part of the crew and will be vital to the voyage. All will have the opportunity to take part in crewman duties, such as taking watch, sailing the ship and climbing the rigging. As an able bodied crewman, I'll be there to support those who need it and allow the voyage to run smoothly.

I am aiming to raise £2200. £1200 of this will go directly to the Jubilee Sailing Trust to fund my trip while the other £1000 will help me be able to travel from the UK, to New Zealand to meet the crew in Auckland. This will also help me cover my insurance and other travel costs. Any further donations will of course go towards other necessary parts of my trip and voyage.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a internationally recognised charity with a worthwhile cause.

All support and donations is hugely generous and welcome. Thank you.

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    • David Wiliams

      David Wiliams

      Nov 22, 2016

      £20.00

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      Ted

      Nov 22, 2016

      £20.00

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      Mark Griffiths

      Nov 22, 2016

      £20.00

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