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Total raised so far


£25,717.80 of £30,000 target +£1,911.25 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

6 days ago

Mark Ashley-Miller


+ £40.00 Gift Aid

Cruising Association Wessex Branch. Very lively crowd! Mark's speaker fee passed onto the charity.

4 weeks ago



+ £12.50 Gift Aid


1 month ago

Will Garnett


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Mark. An epic achievement!

1 month ago



+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations to Mark and Good Dog for finishing their voyage. Thanks for the memories!

1 month ago



+ £37.50 Gift Aid


1 month ago



+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Memorable voyaging, with a cruise thrown in.. Well Done Mark on a completed mission

1 month ago

Jonathan & Louisa


+ £75.00 Gift Aid

Happy memories of a windy week from the Royal Irish Sailing Club to Carlingford! And most of all visiting the last of your harbour masters at Drogheda. Enjoy the Aleria Gin!

1 month ago

Camilla Brownlow


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

A fantastic achievement 👏

1 month ago

Samantha Carrick Steele


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Mark, a tremendous achievement

1 month ago

Katherine Pickthorn


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations on such an achievement x

Round British Isles Harbour Master Sailing Challenge (90% to Seafarers' Charity 10% to Lillington Church)

Mark Ashley-Miller is raising money for The Seafarers' Charity and PCC of Sherborne With Castleton

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My story

Update October 2023


255 Harbour Masters met and interviewed. 8,500 Nautical Miles sailed. 310 Harbours visited.

I am raising money for The Seafarers' Charity (formerly King George's Fund for Sailors) by sailing around the whole Great Britain & Ireland, attempting to visit every harbour with a Harbour Master between 2019 and 2024. Starting in Dartmouth in March 2019, my last harbour was Drogheda, Co Louth.

I interviewed each Harbour Master and recorded information about their harbour and their varied job and am posting it on Instagram (@harbourmastersailingchallenge) as I sail along. I attempted to sail into each harbour - but where that was not possible I visited the Harbour Master on foot.

I am supporting The Seafarers' Charity in memory of my father Peter, who was in the Royal Navy. They also support men's mental health having suffered depression myself, and which I am keen to promote.

The Seafarers' Charity has been helping people in the maritime community for over 100 years, by providing practical support to seafarers "in need" and to their families. They support also support those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea. The charity does this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Last year, Seafarers' gave grants totalling £2.5 million to 60 maritime welfare charities. Seafarers' receives no government funding and is heavily dependent on public donations and legacies to maintain its grant-making programme.

10% of what I raise is being donated to St Martin's Church, Lillington, Sherborne, Dorset. I am Church Warden of this beautiful and thriving church, and in return for being released from my wardening duty for my 5 year Odyssey, Seafarers' has kindly agreed to share part of what I raise.

Special thanks to 2023 sponsor: Inland and Coastal Marina Systems who have given £1,500 direct to Seafarers' Charity. A wonderful Irish company!

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto The Seafarers' Charity and PCC of Sherborne With Castleton.

My updates

5 months ago

June 2023. I have now reached Northern Ireland - what a friendly (and sunny) place it is! I am spending so long chatting to every HM and sailor it may take two years to get around Ireland! I have been sponsored by Irish pontoon manufacturer Inland and Coastal Marina Systems - thank you to Oliver and the team!

This page is in memory of

Lt Cdr Peter Ashley Miller

My 2 charities

The Seafarers' Charity

Charity number: 226446

PCC of Sherborne With Castleton

Charity number: 1130082

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