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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


Wow - smashed it guys!! I didn't expect you to finish so soon but am also not surprised. Everything you do for the NSPCC is a credit to you both and hugely appreciated.
Donation by Parky
on 31-07-2018
£3.75 gift aid
A testament to being a nutter and a legend at the same time. Well done guys.
Donation by Team Greenland
on 31-07-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Legends! Well done.
Donation by Sharon and Ryan
on 30-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done guys epic trip!
Donation by Will Smith
on 30-07-2018
Super jealous Matt & Olly.....truly inspirational. Now have a well deserved good sleep
Donation by Ned
on 30-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done boys!!! Fantastic effort
Donation by Keep sugar puff teef
on 30-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Mark Cutler
on 30-07-2018
Well done guys - even Dad would have been impressed!!! No such thing as pain xxx
Donation by Sylvia and Carl
on 30-07-2018
£10.00 gift aid
Congrats Matt - awesome achievement!
Donation by Jo & Jamie
on 30-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Congrats Boyz. Way to compete. Epic Result!!
Donation by Rando
on 30-07-2018

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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