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Scillonian girl raises over £750 with sponsored row


An 11-year-old Scillonian girl has been described as "intrepid and inspiring" after raising more than £750 for The Maiden Factor by rowing from Samson to St Mary's.

Hallie Shave was inspired to fundraise after a team from The Maiden Factor Foundation visited Five Islands School in July to talk about the cause, which supports girls' education around the world.

She completed the 1.999 mile row on August 18th in just 53 minutes and 46 seconds.

The Maiden Factor is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Tracy Edwards MBE, who skippered the iconic yacht Maiden and her all-female crew to second in their class in the 1989-90 Whitbread round the world race.

After an extensive year-long restoration in 2017, the 58ft Maiden re-entered the water on August 6th and is now being readied for a three-year world tour 27 years after her original success. Starting on September 22nd, the tour - which has 30 stops in 18 countries - will raise awareness of and support charities who seek to give girls the "basic human right" of education.

The Maiden Factor posted on social media today: "Rowing from Samson to St Mary's (Isles of Scilly), 1.99 miles, intrepid and inspiring Hallie raised over £750 for The Maiden Factor Foundation! This money will go on to support projects all over the world that are helping girls getting an education. ​​

"Many thanks to the many people that have donated to Hallie's efforts through our page. We are thrilled to be able to bring you footage of the row, including the moment Hallie crosses the finish line!

"Thanks to Sarah, Hallie's mum, for all her help, and to Francine [Clark] for sending us footage from on the water. You can still donate here:

https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/5794#/DonationDetails."

Watch the video of Hallie here. Find out more about The Maiden Factor at its website or Facebook page.

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