Your donation will make a difference

Your gift will help a person with disabilities fulfil their lifelong sporting dreams and re-inspire the life of a wounded member of the British Forces through competitive sailing. These are experiences that many of us take for granted but are sometimes out of reach for those that need them most. With your help we can make a difference to someone’s life and help their dreams can become reality.

All the money raised by my Pacific 2012 challenge will go directly to these two UK national charities.

For those of you supporting us stateside, you can also support Charlie’s challenge through charitable donations and help wounded, injured or ill combat veterans, and their families.

Read on to see how supporting me in my record-breaking challenge will also help to support others.

All the best,

Toe in the Water

Toe in the Water is the official charity of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, and its work is dedicated to helping inspire injured servicemen and women to move beyond their disabilities through competitive ocean sailing. Toe in the Water is one of the two charities being supported by ocean rower Charlie Martell in his attempt to set a new world record for the fastest solo crossing of the Pacific Ocean in early 2012. Aberdeen is contributing towards Charlie’s challenge by providing vital communications equipment and weather reporting, enabling Charlie to complete the feat in the Toe in the Water uses competitive sailing as a direct extension of the rehabilitation programmes carried out by DMRC Headley Court and the RRUs to re-inspire, re-engage and re-integrate profoundly and traumatically injured servicemen and women safest possible way.

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Give Them A Sporting Chance

Give Them a Sporting Chance is a registered charity which gives carers and those with disabilities, of all ages, the opportunity to make their sporting or recreational dreams come true.  A vital and unique feature of Give Them A Sporting Chance is that we give participants the pleasure and motivation of knowing that they, in their turn, have helped others.

We ask recipients to raise funds for a charity of their own choice, any charity except Give Them A Sporting Chance. In this way we seek to spread the benefits from Sporting Chances, encouraging charities to work together.

Sport and recreation play important roles in our lives, while the benefits and pleasures of participating in sporting and recreational events have become increasingly apparent. Those of us who can turn our dreams into reality are fortunate indeed. Give Them A Sporting Chance exists to help those special people for whom dreams are much harder to realise.

The people we help are nominated by registered charities or organisations. Anyone who learns of the existence of Give Them A Sporting Chance can, through a charity or organisation, propose either an individual or a group.

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Operation Second Chance

Operation Second Chance logoBased in the US, OSC is a group of patriotic citizens committed to serving wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. They support Veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals, by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. They are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.

Since its foundation in 2004, Operation Second Chance has developed a series of deep, mutually beneficial, and constructive working relationships with a series of Partners, and is proud to be associated with them.  Charlie decision to support OSC through his Pacific 2012 challenge is the latest such partnership.  Please visit the donation site to contribute to the work of OSC.


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