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Team Essence take on Yukon 1000

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Support Mathew and Oliver as they take on this unique 1000 mile canoe race to race funds for the NSPCC.

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Team Essence are back to take on their third extreme challenge and continue their fantastic efforts to raise money to support the NSPCC's fight for every childhood.Having both conquered the Atlantic Ocean in 2016 as a team of non-rowers who become the first team ever to row the Atlantic from mainland Europe to mainland South America setting two world records in the process and Mathew subsequently taking on the extremes of the Gobi Desert in 2017, the Yukon 1000 will provide further unique risks and challenges as the pair again push their physical and mental limits.

Due to their dedicated support to the NSPCC and hugely successful fundraising efforts, having raised over £160,000 for the charity to date, both Mathew and Oliver have been recognized as Patrons of the charity. Knowing the difference that their efforts has made to thousands of children and young people across the country motivates the pair to take on this latest installment under the Team Essence name.


Event details

Yukon 1000

The 2018 Yukon-1000 is an unsupported 1000 mile wilderness paddling race down the Yukon River from Whitehorse, Yukon, across the US/Canada border and onto the Dalton Highway Bridge north of Fairbanks Alaska, in the Arctic Circle.
The race runs through the most isolated area of North America. Team Essence will spend days without contact with other living persons. The race follows the route of the Klondike gold rush in testament to the fortitude of gold prospectors, centuries before. Unlike most other events, the Yukon 1000 race is unique for its requirement for ultimate self-reliance as it is a remote and dangerous environment.

Mathew and Oliver are aiming to raise £30,000 from this tough expedition and challenge, which could help fund the whole of the NSPCC's Childline service for an entire day.


Event date

22-July-2018 00:00  - 
02-August-2018 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Well done guys, and for a good cause too !
Donation by Chris Scobbie
on 23-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Best of luck!
Donation by Ola
on 14-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Great effort and great cause, well done!
Donation by Neville Shaw
on 07-09-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Olly
Donation by jason woollard
on 03-09-2018
£37.50 gift aid
You’re an absolute legend and inspiration to all of us mere mortals!
Donation by Collin
on 01-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done chaps.
Donation by Michael Lewin
on 28-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Nick
on 21-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done guys, great pictures. Did you come across any bears, or did you scare them all off?😊
Donation by stefano
on 21-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Stunning achievement.. Hats off to you gents
Donation by Stuart Jones
on 17-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Great achievement. Well done!
Donation by Michael G
on 17-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £7,615.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £7,615.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £8,421.25

Donations closed

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