From June to August 2016, the Steve, Kaz and Harry Pointon are embarking on an epic journey sailing their 28ft yacht, "Tikka" around the UK.

The Pointon family are taking on this challenge to highlight our work at Action for Children and raise urgently needed funds. 

You can help them reach, or even exceed, their target by donating on their Virgin Money Giving page

We adopted Harry when he was 6. He had a difficult start in life and we’re delighted to have been able to offer him a loving and caring home that he needs. We would like to see all children in our country have a better chance in life which is why we chose Action for Children. It’s a national charity that is passionate about helping vulnerable children and young people and we hope to raise a lot of money and raise awareness of the great work they do.
Kaz Pointon

The UK has some of the strongest tides in the world and our weather, even in the summer months, can bring strong winds and poor visibility, but this doesn’t faze the Pointon family.

Dad, Steve, was in the Navy for over 24 years, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan working with Sea King helicopters from 845 and 846 squadrons based in Yeovilton.

He still serves as a Chief Petty Officer as a Reservist on 700X squadron based at Culdrose. He’s been sailing with his wife Kaz for about 20 years starting with Navy charter yachts on the Solent and has the experience to take on this beautiful but very challenging voyage.


Martin Torbett, a friend of Steve's, was inspired by the Pointon's quest. He climbs and cycles regularly as well as working as an outdoor pursuits instructor. 

As he'd already completed 4 cycle charity events in the past, he willingly signed up to join the Tikka Challenge.

Martin will cycle around the UK approximately 4000 miles or 6000 km at the same time.

Both the Pointons and Martin will leave Gosport on June 4th 2016 and journey anticlockwise round the entire coast.

You can take part in an event.

Community events, overseas adventures, running, cycling, walking - whatever the event your efforts will help children in urgent need.