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A year ago, in July 2014, two brave London peace activists set off from London to sail to Lebanon in solidarity with Syrian refugees.

Maria Gallastegui and Simon Moore crossed the Channel and most of France in a tiny 16-foot Wayfarer dinghy.

Back on 17 April, the pair wrote: ‘It is with sadness that we announce that we will not be continuing with the Sail4Syria trip. Due to various reasons (including logistical and financial) we have decided that is not sensible for us to continue the trip.’

Sail4Syria raised £1692.06 for Syrian Eyes, a grassroots group of Syrian refugees based in the Beqaa valley in Lebanon.