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Total raised so far

81%

£16,285.00 of £20,000 target +£266.25 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

11 minutes ago

Mark Ashley-Miller

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

£5 from ex Merchant Seafarer I met in Rye. Thank you Derek Bayntun

2 weeks ago

Derek - Lock Keeper at Heybridge Basin

£20.00

Thank you Derek for this donation when we stayed overnight at beautiful Heybridge Basin River Blackwater

2 weeks ago

MAM / Andrew Hollway

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation as part of Good Dog's new cruising chute sail.

2 weeks ago

Alison

£100.00

So pleased to join a small part of this epic adventure

2 weeks ago

Ian Anderson

£150.00 + £37.50 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Edward and Zelda Sowerby

£120.00 + £30.00 Gift Aid

Thank you for a wonderful few days on The Blackwater Estuary.

1 month ago

Paul

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the rest of the challange

1 month ago

Anonymous

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Excellent challenge for an excellent cause.

2 months ago

The Nauticat Association

£100.00

Donated on behalf of members of the Nauticat Association

3 months ago

Emma Gerald

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Mark Ashley-Miller is raising money for The Seafarers' Charity and The 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 April 2022.

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 is along the south coast, including the Channel Islands, before returning to Dartmouth. 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 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 Seafarers' Charity

Charity number: 226446

The PCC Of Sherborne With Castleton

Charity number: 1130082

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