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This year I have possibly (definitely if you ask my mum!) taken leave of my senses and signed up as a crew member on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race! 

This is not going to be a pleasant cruise round the Med, but an extreme adventure - a once in a lifetime.  The Round the World race covers 40,000 miles and takes 11 months.  Challenges include sailing the Southern Ocean, navigating through the Doldrums and crossing the Pacific.

One week of training in, and I have already visited A&E!  The amount of clothes we have to wear to try to stay warm and dry is like something out of a movie.  Getting dressed takes about an hour, and I can understand why people do not change their clothes on the voyage.  I am contemplating having permanent eye-liner tattooed on for the trip - vain I know but surely I need to look good?!

I saw a poster for the race one day on my journey home on the tube, and thought "why not?"  We have to live for the moment, and embrace life.  I have an amazing opportunity, and I would not have had this without James.  The race leaves the UK on 1 September, which would have been his 37th birthday - what a way to celebrate!  I figured I ought to try and say thank you, and what better way than to raise some money for Sarcoma, and hopefully raise the profile of the charity!   

Sarcoma UK is a small charity, which relies on donations to fund research into this rare cancer, and support for patients and relatives. It means a lot to me!

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Raising money for

Sarcoma UK

Sarcoma UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1139869, Scotland SC044260

We are the only charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma. Our mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of sarcoma through ground-breaking programmes to transform the landscape for everyone affected by sarcoma. Charity reg no. (1139869) Company limited by guarantee (7487432).

Donations 78

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Donation by friend of Steve and Janet, Bristol on 07/02/14

£20.00

All good wishes. This donation to be added to the total of Janet and Steve's collection.

Donation by Ann and Dick on 30/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hi Lindsay. We had a collection for Sarcoma UK at our joint 50th birthday party last night. We explained to our guests what crazy things you're up to and what an amazing person you are. Keep safe.

Donation by Steve & Janet, Bristol on 26/01/14

£245.42

Donation by c evans on 10/01/14

£20.00

So great to meet you Lindsay and thanks for a wonderful morning. You're an inspiration and we'll be cheering you on from here!! Love from Ben, Shivaun and Molly

Donation by The Wilsons on 24/12/13

$50.00

Dear Lindsay, Great to see you and the boat on Christmas Eve in Sydney. Hope you have a smashing trip home and best of luck for the Sydney Hobart. Your adventure is truly awesome!

Donation by Judith and Charles Wilson + Ben Shivaun on 24/12/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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15 from Dafydd and Rhiannon, 5 from Mair Jenkins

Donation by c evans on 13/11/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

You saved me Linds!! Please do it again!! ;) xx

Donation by Ollie on 27/10/13

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

U r great. Good on u LIns.Take care. X gay.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/10/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Best of luck Lindsay!

Donation by Glyn andNorma Collins, Penrhyncoch on 10/10/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Glad you didn't go overboard :-)

Donation by Wendy and family on 08/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good Luck and safe journey.

Donation by Edward & Dawn, Penrhyn-coch on 02/10/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Lindsay; I spent 5 days seasick in Galapagos. Reckon u r bonkers (in a good way) to do RtW! Good luck, raise loads of dosh + safe journey!

Donation by Nick Cook on 14/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Linz - we're all so proud of you and are following you all the way. Lots of Love Xxx

Donation by Hannah Maytum on 09/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Here's to a not TOO calm sea and a prosperous voyage. Good luck

Donation by Mike Daniel on 31/08/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck on your amazing adventure. We will miss you at the Christmas Singalong and will have a drink for you! Bon voyage! Keep safe x

Donation by 'Aunty Helen' on 30/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with your epic journey. My husbsnd was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma last summer. Clear xrays every check so far thankfully. My cousin Sally Slack is doing a leg of the race too.

Donation by Helen O'Brien on 29/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hi Lindsay!It didn't surprise me when I heard you'd signed up for this trip of a lifetime.Thought you were a little mad but you're an amazing person.We look forward to following you round the world

Donation by Janet Lewis on 29/08/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Glenys a William Howells, Penrhyn-coch on 28/08/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Thanks so much for the tour of the boat today, C now wants to turn her bed into bunks! Best of luck Lindsay - we'll be following you all the way! x

Donation by The Hibberdine Gang xx on 28/08/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Lindsay - I'll look after your bike whilst you're sailing the seas. Have a wonderful trip and see you next year! Julie xxxx

Donation by Julie Eyre on 28/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Linz! What an amazing thing to do, have a fantastic time!

Donation by Jeremy Harber on 26/08/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

You are insane and amazing! Looking forward to seeing you in New York. X

Donation by Chris & Nicola on 26/08/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Enjoy your "holiday" and keep safe. Look forward to following your progress around the world. X

Donation by Sian Welsh on 25/08/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

You are doing an amazing thing. Have a brilliant time and we will see if you are allowed entry to Cornerways when you return! Xxxxx

Donation by Emma Tuppen on 23/08/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,368.24
  • Offline donations£10.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,378.24
  • Gift Aid£501.25

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