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Help Stephen Moyer in his support of Facing The Atlantic

Our sister website is expanding it’s charity work, besides our continuous support to the Stephen Moyer’s Kids Theatre Fund of Brentwood Theatre, we will help spread the word and raise funds for an extraordinary journey that two man will take for an extraordinary humanitarian organization.

Stephen Moyer brought a charity to our attention that is very close to his heart: Facing The Atlantic.

“The King’s Speech” actor Robert Portal (aka Bertie Portal) and James Cash, a personal trainer, will challenge the elements and row nonstop from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua. They have named their enterprise: Facing The Atlantic.

The goal of this amazing adventure is to raise £300,000 (approx. $482,000) for the humanitarian organization Facing The World.

Bertie Portal and James Cash

Bertie Portal is a close personal friend of Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, he was one of Stephen’s best men at their summer wedding last year, and Stephen is dedicating all of his spare time to support his mate and help raise funds for Facing The World.

Natascha McElhone and Martin Kelly

Facing The World is a registered British charity that provides life changing reconstructive surgery to children with severe facial disfigurements. One of the co-founders of the organization is plastic surgeon Martin Kelly. Martin Kelly was the husband of actress Natascha McElhone, he passed away in May 2008 at the age of 43.

Natascha McElhone, known for her many roles in Hollywood productions such as The Truman Show and most recently Californication, has been a personal friend of Stephen since they met in drama school in London.

The scheduled start date for Bertie and James’ journey is 4th December 2011 with an approximate crossing time of between 50 and 60 days. To row nonstop from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua covering a distance of 2,500 nautical miles, the same distance from London to Dubai. Operating a shift system of 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24 hours a day in a continuous cycle.

We are excited to add this worthy cause to our charities and help Stephen spread the word and raise funds for Facing The Atlantic.

We will give more information about our fundraiser for this cause at a later date, in the meantime please check out the various websites and Facebook pages.

Facing The World website: and Facebook
Facing The Atlantic website: and Facebook

Or you can make a direct donation to Facing The Atlantic here:

To keep track of how much was donated by the fans we ask you to add the code TB4FTA (True Blood for Facing The Atlantic) to the note of your donation. That way we can identify you as a True Blood / Stephen Moyer donator.

7 Comment responses

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    February 04, 2011

    This is a very worthy and life-affirming charity. I look forward to hearing about’s fundraiser and hope to participate.


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      February 05, 2011

      Major kudos to Mr. Portal and Mr. Cash for undertaking this journey. Bravo!!!


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    February 05, 2011

    My first thought was: Are they mad?
    My second thought was: God, how awesome!
    My third thought was: Definitely something I want to be part of and will share this to all my friends. Working herself in healthcare so I know what a great thing this charity does.
    What guys!


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    February 05, 2011

    What an amazing adventure this will be to cross the Atlantic, and for such a wonderful and worthy cause. I applaud Stephen’s generosity and care to help his friends and the children in this very worthy cause. I can’t wait to do all I can to support this!


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    February 05, 2011

    Good for you, Bertie! Wish I was going with you. xo


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    February 05, 2011

    A remarkable endeavor to help a very worthy organization. Kudos to the brave Bertie Portal and James Cash and to Stephen for bringing more attention to their enterprising method to raise funds.


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    February 06, 2011

    Truly heroic undertalking by these two brave men. Thank you Shad for the post and Stephen for caring. I too when closer to the launch will support this worthy cause.


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