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Team Essence take on Yukon 1000

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Team Essence

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


Go Team Essence! Do It For the Children!
Donation by G N Baynes
on 17-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
What a trip. Very impressive - congrats to you both
Donation by Ed Haig-Thomas
on 17-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done guys! What an achievement!
Donation by Marina Walker
on 17-08-2018
Donation by George Fletcher
on 17-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Oliver!
Donation by Ann-Marie
on 17-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done chaps !
Donation by Lucas Lovegrove
on 17-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done guys - brilliant job
Donation by C
on 09-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done to you Team Essence. Enjoyed very much following you. Love Eve xx
Donation by Eve Goldsmith
on 09-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Guys Another amazing achievement & great charity
Donation by Paul Christophorou
on 07-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
incredible. effort guys!
Donation by matt lee
on 07-08-2018
£12.50 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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