Martin Fund Raises for Cancer Research UK

In July Martin Maloney of the Anthony D Bates Partnership LLP took part in the 2011 Tall Ships Race. He joined the ship in Dunkirk while the Norwegian vessel 'Sorlandet', the oldest fully rigged square rigger taking part, was on route to the start port of Waterford in Southern Ireland. Martin who is an experienced hydrographer and dredging consultant is used to being on vessels of all types but this voyage was far more challenging.

"Climbing up the rigging was scary enough in port but out at sea with a good swell, stiff breeze and in the dark was a challenge to say the least".

Martin took the opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research UK by asking clients and contractors in the Ports, Dredging and Survey sectors if they would like to sponsor a place for their company logo on a special T-shirt to be worn during the voyage, under the title of 'Keeping Ports Open for Ships Big, Small, Deep & Tall'.

A total of £3,250 was raised, "I would like to thank everyone for their very generous donations, which far exceeded my expectations, especially during these troubled financial times".Asked if he would undertake such a voyage again Martin's response was "Definitely, it was a fantastic experience which took me well outside my comfort zone at times but I love a challenge. We were actually hoping it would get a bit rougher, once we had found our sea legs, that is".