Tom Farmer is a 17 year old Rutland Local who wants to use his windsurfing talents to raise money and help participate in the Mission Direct charity, helping to build houses and provide schooling for those in poverty struck parts of the world.

Tom\'s idea is to windsurf from 16 hours to raise at least £800 that he will need to not only donate to the charity, but for himself to actually go to the places and help construct the housing.

There is more information on Tom\'s website, including an area to make a donation.

Tom will be starting the marathon on the first suitable weekend during his summer holiday\'s in August.

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