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75%

£15,050.00 of £20,000 target +£12.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

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

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


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Thank you for supporting me! Update December 2021.

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, I reached Oban having met 78 Harbour Masters and in 2020 I sailed over the top of Scotland visiting all the outer Isles, reaching Lossiemouth on the East coast having met another 32 HMs. 2021 sees me sailing down the east coast to London - another 75.

I interview each Harbour Master and record information about their harbour and their varied job and record it on Instagram (@harbourmastersailingchallenge) as I sail along. I attempt to sail into each harbour - but where that is not possible I visit 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 UK gave grants totalling £2.5 million to 50 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.


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This page is in memory of

Lt Cdr Peter Ashley Miller

Mark Ashley-Miller is fundraising for 2 charities

The PCC Of Sherborne With Castleton

Charity number: 1130082

The Seafarers' Charity

Charity number: 226446

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