Graham Naismith

35-70 - Flying for YoungMinds

Fundraising for Young Minds Trust
raised of £5,000 target
by 71 supporters
Young Minds Trust

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We are the UK’s leading charity fighting to ensure a better future for young minds


35-70 - A Ninja in Russia was 7,000+ nautical miles, 32 countries over 35 days covering 35 degrees of latitude to 70 degrees of latitude, leaving on 20th April 2022. It emerged when Luke Christophides and Graham Naismith met at Flight Sport Aviation (Deanland, nr Lewes, East Sussex) in the summer of 2020.In the spring of 2021 Luke said "you'd benefit from a week's trip". In the summer of 2021 they flew from Deanland in East Sussex, UK down to the Scilly Isles and up to North Wales and back. Over the Bristol Channel Luke said "we should do a longer trip".

So a trip from the UK, down to Greece and Turkey, up through Ukraine, into Russia and then up to Scandinavia and home developed. We were going in G-NINJ, a Skyranger Nynja microlight made in Ukraine. However on the 24th February 2022 everything changed when the Russians began an invasion of Ukraine which has led us on an amended route, bypassing Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

This is a charity dear to our hearts and needed more now than ever. All money goes directly to the charity. Please, if you can, include gift aid.

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Young Minds Trust

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RCN 1016968
We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure children and young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. Join our fight.

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