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Total raised so far


£18,357.80 of £20,000 target +£650.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

1 week ago

Paul Gent NPCA

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Thanks for the great presentation. Really enjoyed it.

2 weeks ago

NPCA Committee


Wonderful lecture, please come again.

2 weeks ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Great lecture, worthy cause.

2 weeks ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Thank you for a great talk yesterday. Good luck with the rest of your adventure

2 weeks ago

David Richardson NPCA

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Enjoyed your presentation and look forward to your Irish adventurea

2 weeks ago

Yvonne NPCA


2 weeks ago

Mark Thompson

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Excellent presentation to NPCA

2 weeks ago

Richard Malthouse, NPCA

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Great talk, great achievement and great cause Mark!

2 weeks ago

Peter Thorne NPCA

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

With thats to Mark for your talk to NPCA

2 weeks ago

A. Ridley New Parks CA


Great talk and such an interesting journey. Look forward to hearing about Ireland

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

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 Jan 2023.

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 where I met another 32 HMs. 2021 saw me sailing down the east coast to London putting another 75 in the bag. 2022's passage was along the south coast, before returning to Dartmouth where I met my 210th HM. In 2023 I tackle Ireland.

I interview each Harbour Master and record information about their harbour and their varied job and posting 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 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.

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.

This page is in memory of

Lt Cdr Peter Ashley Miller

Mark Ashley-Miller is fundraising for 2 charities

The Seafarers' Charity

Charity number: 226446

PCC of Sherborne With Castleton

Charity number: 1130082

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