Timothy Long

Timothy's Round Britain 2020 challenge

Fundraising for The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
raised of £5,000 target
by 378 supporters
We inspire young people to believe in a brighter future


6th October: We have reached £10,000!!! I really cannot thank everyone enough, on behalf of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Your support of my fundraising means so much to me and to young people recovering from cancer. 

21st September: We’ve raised £5,000!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! But it’s not over yet. We need to raise as much money as possible so let’s keep that number rising.

12th August: Reached initial target of £2,500 so we decided to raise the target to £5000 since I haven’t even finished the East Coast yet!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

This summer, I am embarking upon an incredible challenge to become the youngest person to sail solo around Britain, at the age of 15. 

I will be breaking the trip up into mainly day sails of around 45 miles but with some trips up to 100 miles, in my Hunter Impala 28 "Alchemy".  With a total distance of 1,600 miles the trip is expected to take at least 6-8 weeks, though of course it all depends on the British weather!

This is by far the hardest thing that I have ever done because when you are solo sailing there is no one there to help - no support boat, nothing. This means that you have to be able to do everything ranging from navigation to looking after yourself and knowing how to fix anything that goes wrong on the boat.  The British coastline presents numerous hazards, from the busiest shipping lane in the world in the Dover Straits. to the extreme tides of the Bristol Channel, amongst many others.

Ellen MacArthur has been an absolute inspiration to me and that is why I am raising funds for her Cancer Trust charity. What I have always loved about sailing is the freedom it brings and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust enables young people who are a similar age to me and have been through the worst of times to experience that feeling and boost their confidence.  It's a cause that is close to my heart, so please do support them.

About the charity

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust inspires young people aged 8-24 to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. For many young people simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible. So, when treatment ends the Trust’s work begins.

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