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£3,340
raised of £4,500 target by 85 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,340 to support a 'Voyage of Recovery'. We will be one of ten crews of young people from all over the UK aiming to circumnavigate the British Isles.

    UK
    Funded on Friday, 31st December 2021

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    WE DID IT! See the latest update below for a short summary of our adventure. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us. Our crew got so much out of this - it was really worth it! We're still fund raising to cover all of the costs so please sponsor us if you can.

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    The voyage aims to support young people and their mental health. It aims to provide a radically different environment in which to develop confidence, new skills, engage in physical activity and explore fresh perspectives on life.

    Faramir is a fast sailing yacht, purpose built for sail training. Sailing long distances in her involves physical effort and teamwork, learning how to navigate as well as cooking, cleaning and everyday boat maintenance. Learning key skills for life!

    ‘Committing to an adventure on this scale is both a bold and daunting decision for all involved’ says Dr Mike Jackson, consultant clinical psychologist and EIP lead for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. ‘Everyone is leaving their comfort zone far behind, to live in close proximity with 17 other people for a week; eating, sleeping and sailing to a strict routine; working in teams to sail the boat; coping with seasickness and disturbed sleep.’

    Each of the legs of the voyage will involve crew of 10 young people and three permanent crew, who will teach the young people to sail the boat themselves. EIP staff are on board as group leaders and to provide support.

    Teams will need to be able to raise some money to participate – £6k per team. South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has already committed £1,500 so we are hoping raise the remainder in a variety of ways including this site.

    Thank you for supporting us

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    • Stephen McGowan3 years ago
      Stephen McGowan

      Stephen McGowan

      3 years ago

      We did it! We had an amazing time and the sailing was great fun. It was really good getting to know everyone and learning how to work as a team. Mark, Charlotte and Jake were brilliant coaches and couldn’t have done more to look after us and make sure everyone got involved with all aspects of the boat. We had weather, sea-sickness, snoring but no complaints! The highlight for me was seeing our crew getting stuck into every task from sailing the boat to cleaning the toilets. Thank you so much to Cirdan for the adventure of a lifetime!

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    • Stephen McGowan3 years ago
      Stephen McGowan

      Stephen McGowan

      3 years ago

      We're setting sail! After all of the delays we are finally casting off on Monday 26th July. Quite a lot of changes to the original plan have been required, but we are now excited to be setting off from Tower Bridge in London to complete a five-day leg up the east coast of England. We have amassed a fantastic crew and this week we will be packing and ordering provisions. We are still fund raising so please support us if you can. Fingers crossed for continuing good weather!

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    • Stephen McGowan4 years ago
      Stephen McGowan

      Stephen McGowan

      4 years ago

      Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We have now raised £3,000 of the £4,500 needed for the voyage. Amazing! Unsurprisingly the planned date for the voyage has been delayed by the C-19 outbreak, but we are still hopeful to complete the challenge later in the year or possibly next year. These times have been difficult for all of us, and particularly so for people affected by serious mental illness. Having something to look forward to has been really important. Thank you so much for your generosity, Moggie & the crew

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    Page last updated on: 8/6/2021 09.46

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    85

    • Debbie Stevenson

      Debbie Stevenson

      Aug 4, 2021

      Just fantastic...

      £20.00

    • Beth, Gary, Grace & Maisie :-)

      Beth, Gary, Grace & Maisie :-)

      Aug 2, 2021

      Good luck everyone xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 28, 2021

      £30.00

    • Joanna Wheeler

      Joanna Wheeler

      Jul 28, 2021

      £20.00

    • Amanda

      Amanda

      Jul 27, 2021

      Hope you find your sea legs quickly. X

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 26, 2021

      Hope those youngsters have a fantastic time they will never forget.

      £50.00

    • Szilvia Kormondi

      Szilvia Kormondi

      Jul 26, 2021

      Hope you all have a fantastic time guys x x

      £30.00

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