Charity Print & Fundraising

Barnwell Print is proud to be associated with the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society in the Norwich and Norfolk area. From their 1990 Cross Channel Water Ski to the recent Transatlantic World Record Row, brothers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell have supported the charity through a number of events.

Printing is sponsored by Barnwell Print Ltd while personal event costs are met by the Barnwell family.

Printing donated by the company includes all event promotional material; and for the Galapagos Islands Campaign and Round Britain for MS events they also produced large colour poster size prints.

La Mondiale Atlantic Ocean Row

La Mondiale Gran Canaria to Barbados World Record Atlantic Ocean Crossing East to West in 33 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes

The “Atlantic Challenge” rowing race is a speed challenge designed to capture the world record for fastest non-powered crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

The previous Atlantic speed record was established by a crew of French oarsmen in 1992 and withstood over 50 attempts by various teams before the record fell in January 2008.

The record attempt was conducted within Ocean Rowing Society Rules and in conjunction with Guinness World Records.

The route  took the British and Irish crew from Gran Canaria to Barbados in the West Indies covering a total of 3100 miles.

Three world records were set during the voyage:

  1. Fastest East to West crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. Furthest distance rowed in a 24 hour period.
  3. Most consecutive 100+ mile rowing days.

Funds Raised: £27,500

Galapagos Islands Campaign

The Galapagos Islands are situated 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador, and in 1978 this ‘living laboratory of evolution’ became one of the first natural World Heritage Sites. The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is the second largest in the world, covering 140,000 sq km of coastal and marine ecosystems. The marine reserve supports the very existence of many rare and endangered animal and fish species.

But it is now severely threatened… Fishing within 40 miles of the Islands is illegal under Ecuadorian law for all but traditional fishermen living in the Galapagos. However, foreign and Ecuadorian fishing vessels regularly poach within the protected areas, placing extreme pressure on the resources of both the Galapagos National Park, the government body responsible for enforcing the law, and the Charles Darwin Research Station, whose vital monitoring and research programmes help to identify the species most at risk. The protection of this important archipelago is the responsibility of the government of Ecuador. However, the international community must also play its part and support the government in its efforts to ensure that the law is enforced and exploitation stopped.

Some frequently asked questions: Q. How many shark and ray species are there in Galapagos? A. 30 species of shark and 13 species of ray have been recorded in Galapagos.

  • What are the main threats?
  • Long-line and gillnet fishing, and climatic change associated with global warming and El Ninos.
  • How many sharks are killed each year, and for what purpose?
  • Shark fishing is illegal, and there are currently no accurate records of numbers killed. Most are caught for their fins only, but filleted frames of shark have been found washed up on beaches on Isabela, indicating that all meat was removed. There are records of a particular catch that included several hundred shark bodies.
  • What is being done to prevent the exploitation and killing of sharks in Galapagos?
  • The Galapagos National Park has increased patrolling to better detect fisheries infringements, particularly in offshore waters. Illegal catches are confiscated and fines are imposed. Longline fishing is also banned in GMR waters, pending further research into bycatch. It is hoped to step up the inspection of air freight for shark fins.

The Galapagos Conservation Trust and The Shark Trust would like to thank:

Tui de Roy and Jonathan Green – They have both spent many years photographing wildlife in the Galapagos and have kindly allowed us to use two of their best underwater images to help us protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

Julian and Lincoln Barnwell – both passionate divers who run their own printing company. They have donated the printing, their time, resources, and expertise to protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

All profits from the sale of these pictures will be equally divided between the Galapagos Conservation Trust (Registered Charity No. 1043470), and The Shark Trust (Reg. charity No.1064185)

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With your help, much more can be done!

TAKE ACTION: Visit the Galapagos Conservation Trust website shop and choose from a selection of gifts. Your purchase will help turn the tide to preserve this world marine ecological wonder. All profits from the sale of items in the shop will go towards conservation in Galapagos.

Help Us Support The Galapagos Campaign

Funds Raised: £1,500

Round Britain for MS

Circumnavigation of Britain by Sea (for MS Society)

In 2005 a group of ten people set off round Britain in an open boat, the Coastal Voyager, on a gruelling circuit of the British coastline, by sea. Beginning the backbreaking voyage from the south bank of the River Blyth in Southwold, Suffolk, the crew circumnavigated mainland Britain, arriving back on the northern bank six days later.

The purpose of this 1647nm (2635m) challenge was to raise as much money and awareness for the national Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS Society) as possible. MS is a disease which can affect anyone and in the UK alone there are 85,000 people facing the challenge of multiple sclerosis. People often experience a wide range of symptoms associated with damage to the central nervous system. The aim of the Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS as well as offering care and support to people living with the condition. Local MS Society branches were involved throughout the voyage.

“We want to make this a ‘local event’, meeting MS branches around the country and giving financial support to their projects, as well as aiding research into a cure. The cost of the charter of the boat is being met by the crew, so every penny raised will help towards research, respite care, specialist nurses, mobility aids and a host of other services and information.”

The Sponsors We had a great deal of support from many areas including £5,000 from A.G.E. Electrical Services Ltd, and waterline sponsorship including the engine supplier E.P. Barrus / Mercury, Petans, and Barnwell Print.

Funds Raised: £65,000

Cross Channel Water Ski Challenge

Cross Channel Water Ski 1990: Raising Money for MS Society & Aylsham Community

In the spring of 1990, Aylsham based brothers and partners of Barnwell Print, Julian and Lincoln Barnwell, planned a charity bid to water ski across the English Channel for the MS Society and Aylsham Sports and Leisure Centre.

The crossing was originally set for the weekend of May 18th, but delays, caused first by worries about sponsorship money and then twice by adverse weather conditions in the English Channel, meant that the ski eventually took place on 1st June 1990.

The early morning channel crossing was completed by Julian, then 23 years old, in 1 hour and 15 minutes, while younger brother Lincoln, then 19, made the 26 mile trip, from New Romney in Kent to Boulogne-sur-Mer in Northern France, in 1 hour and 4 minutes.

The main purpose of the brothers’ water skiing event was to raise money for the MS Society and raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, a condition that their mother Linda Barnwell was suffering from. A quarter of money raised also helped the local community and sports centre in Aylsham, Norfolk, where the family and the successful printing business remains.

Funds Raised: £21,000