John Vearncombe

John V's Clipper Race for the St George Foundation

Fundraising for St George Foundation
raised of £5,000 target
by 50 supporters
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Event: Clipper 2017-18 Race, from 27 August 2017 to 31 July 2018
St George Foundation

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RCN 1118871


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The St George Foundation gained credibility and particular support from the public during the Ebola crisis which affected Sierra Leone and its surrounding territories in recent years (2014 to 2016)

During that extremely challenging time, the charity was identified as a great example of an organisation that had formulated action plans that worked successfully to prevent cross infection, and as a result these successes were used as case studies for other charities and NGO's to follow as they carried out their own work to fight this horrific disease.

I have now finished my journey around the globe, having set off from Liverpool on 20th August 2017. I have now completed:

6 Ocean Crossings; 13 Races; Sailed over 46,000 nautical miles; 244 days at sea; 8 countries visited; 2 equator crossings; Storm with 75 knot winds and 15 m waves.  Phew!  I am now hoping to add to my fundraising total for the St George Foundation.

Their primary work involves supporting homeless children or street children.  This often includes abandoned infants, referrals from social services and children whose families are unable to cope for whatever reason. Their emphasis is on ending the child’s time being homeless

and helping them to deal with their problems. Once the process has begun and they are settled, they help them on their journey to reunify them to a settled home with their relatives and ensure they are enrolled in a school for their continued education. This is facilitated via our residential home at Grafton.

On average the children live with the St George Foundation in the home for one academic year during which time they assist them to rehabilitate, adjust to schooling and work with their families to ensure a successful return.

For more information about this wonderful organisation, please visit

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About the charity

St George Foundation

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RCN 1118871
It works to relieve poverty and sickness and advance education, in particular, but not exclusively, amongst homeless children and young people in Sierra Leone

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