£1,224.00raised of £5,000.00 goal
Who Are We?
A group of guys who love to stand up paddle are Standing Up to help build awareness and to raise £5,000 to equip ‘MissionShip’ with sails for her voyage:
MissionShip is a charity project with the aim of building a medical boat providing health and medical service to remote Island communities. MissionShip aligns itself with UNICEF who is actively trying to reduce the death rate of sick people who die every minute from treatable diseases. www.missionship.com
(Read more about MissionShip below)
Photo from our paddle boarding around Phuket fundraiser in 2012
How We Are Doing It
We are 8 guys who plan on Stand Up Paddle Boarding from the Thailand province of Krabi across the open ocean to the Island of Phuket; a 2 day paddle and camping 1 night on a remote island beach.
13th & 14th March 2017
How You Can Help?
We are seeking your support for donations towards buying 5 sets of sails from local sail maker Rolly Tasker in Phuket. The boat is almost finished and the sails are one of the few remaining items required before "MissionShip" can take to the seas and start her humanitarian mission to provide health and medical service to remote Island communities.
Please help save lives - any amount gratefully appreciated!
More Information On MissionShip
“The project is to build a small ship, we call it a medical ship. It will be a sailing ship with an auxiliary engine that will carry trained personnel, such as doctor, nurse, teacher, around the islands of the world, wherever we are needed, in the first instance to provide vaccines in accordance to the UNICEF campaign to vaccinate every child in the world.
The vision of Ixdos came when I was working in remote Milne Bay of Papua New Guinea. There I was reminded how mission schooners used to operate in bygone years, carrying medicine, people and goods between the islands. But the schooners have gone, yet the problems remain, as I discovered while working for the PNG Health Service. When I approached the local UNICEF office they were overjoyed at the prospect of a new health mission ship to supplement and deliver to remote islands lacking clinics.
Returning home I realized that perhaps I was the right person in the right place at the right time…My background as a seaman coupled with project and construction experience could lead to fulfillment of a dream to improve the lot of deprived islanders wherever they may be… Then came the opportunity to work as a teacher in an international school near the ocean at Phuket, Thailand. In my spare time I found a naval architect, sourced the necessary steel and materials, and started building. A host of friends and students joined in.” – Patrick Vickers
In principle, we align ourselves with the UNICEF Cold Chain Mission The vision of the UNICEF is that every individual in the world will be able to benefit from the vaccines of assured quality delivered in the right amount and in the right time through the combination of efficient logistics, proper vaccine management and well-functioning “cold chain” system: a series of uninterrupted deliveries of the vaccines, between which they are kept at proper temperature.
To set things right, IXDOS will transport a health clinic with appropriate professional staff to remote islands, after securing agreement with government health ministries, in order to administer childhood inoculations and in co-operation with agencies such as UNICEF and ROTARY INTERNATIONAL. It will also carry a fully staffed mother and child clinic. Our anticipated first health missions will be in Papua New Guinea and Burma.
20 children die every minute in this world because they lack what we think of as normal healthcare and vaccinations! We hope to make a difference, and with your help we will!
In addition to the sails we're raising funds for, the boat needs some other items including masts, rigging and electronics. If anyone wants to make a bigger donations towards these, please contact Stand Up Projects or MissionShip directly.
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- Tim Campbell
- Campaign Owner
- Kit Fordham
- El Capitan
Will you help?Update posted by Tim Campbell at 07:27 am
Mission Ship, a boat 90% completed, needs some extra donations to help finish the boat and send it on its way to providing medical relief to remote Island communities.Watch more about the boat, it's mission and how you can help...
We Did It!Update posted by Tim Campbell at 10:42 am
We had an amazing couple of days. All paddlers completed the journey and arrived in Phuket in the afternoon to a surprise welcoming party - thanks guys & girls!To all those who donated... thank you so so much. We're a step closer to launching MissionShip. This fundraiser campaign will remain
Day 1 - Krabi to some small island in Phang Nga BayUpdate posted by Tim Campbell at 09:20 am
Beautiful weather and start to the paddle. For more updates over the next few days please check the Facebook https://facebook.com/StandUpProjects
The journey begins. On the road to KrabiUpdate posted by Tim Campbell at 03:52 pm
Starting to load the bus with the boards and supplies. Leaving Skyla's surf shack in Phuket on the way to the Krabi. Thanks for all the love. Post from the seas tomorrow.
We're on the local news!Update posted by Tim Campbell at 12:36 pm
Stand Up Mission: Eight SUPers to board from Krabi to Phuket for charity SUP: The passionate and adventurous crew from “Stand Up Projects” are back on their boards and “Standing Up” to save lives for MissionShip...Read more at http://www.thephuketnews.com/stand-up-mission-eight-supers-to-board-from-krabi-to-phuket-for-charity-61279.php
7 Days To Go - Feel the love!Update posted by Tim Campbell at 11:31 am
Tim, Rich and Kit just back from a little practice paddle. 7 days to go... Weather's improving. Thanks to those who've donated!
New Video AddedUpdate posted by Tim Campbell at 11:02 am
We're pleased to add a video to help support our campaign - please watch it here or on our YouTube channel -