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Facing The Atlantic

Facing The Atlantic

Facing The Atlantic is the daring project to raise funds for the humanitarian organization
Facing The World

Actor Bertie Portal and personal trainer James Cash, will participate in the Atlantic Woodvale Race and row nonstop from the Canary Islands to Antigua. The goal of this amazing adventure is to raise £300,000 (approx. $482,000) for the humanitarian organization Facing The World.

Bertie Portal (see our exclusive interview with Bertie Portal) is a personal friend of Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin and was also a close friend of co-founder of Facing The World, surgeon Martin Kelly. In 2008 Kelly passed away at the age of 43 leaving his wife actress Natascha McElhone and 3 children behind. Stephen and Natascha have been friends since they studied together at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Stephen Moyer is dedicated to help his friends raise funds and spread the word about
Facing The World.

Facing the World is a UK charity that provides life changing facial reconstructive surgery for children with severe facial disfigurements who are not able to access the surgery that they need in their own countries. The Facing the World medical team volunteer their services and Facing the World fundraises to cover hospital, transport and accommodation costs for the children and a parent.

The scheduled start date for Bertie and James’ journey is 4th December 2011 with an approximate crossing time of between 50 and 60 days.

You can make a direct donation to Facing The Atlantic here :

Please note: add the code TB4FTA (True Blood for Facing The Atlantic) to the note of your donation so we can keep track of how much was donated by True Blood / Stephen Moyer fans.


For more information about Facing The Atlantic and Facing The World please visit the these websites:

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


Total funds raised for Facing The Atlantic by The Vault, and
Free donations + eBay auctions +  merchandise sales $20,055

Last update Janary 5, 2011

3 Comment responses

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    March 04, 2011

    On behalf of Bertie and myself, can I say how amazing this is. What a fantastic thing you are doing for us. Please know that we are very grateful to all the True Blood and Vault fans out there all doing their bit to help us.

    Keep an eye on our progress at

    We’re just in prep for our 24hr row…wish us luck.



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    March 04, 2011

    We are glad to be supporting you both in this courageous row and to do it for such a worthy cause, the children makes it double worthy. Best of luck with the row, but be careful of those “bums!’


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    March 08, 2011

    Wishing you all good things
    This is such a worthy cause. We are happy to support you as you row for the children. God bless and keep you safe.


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