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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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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 89

What an achievement! Sorry we missed you in Brisbane. Also noted your recent Windermere Swim is this in readiness for your RTW Swimathon? Well done!!

Donation by Carol and Keith Warwick on 10/10/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Lindsay. Truly marvellous achievement.

Donation by Richard and Adrienne on 06/10/14

Claire Spendlove very kindly lent us her gazebo for our daughter's wedding. It was greatly appreciated!

Donation by Pat and Bill Davies on 18/08/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Very well done Lindsay. Love auntie Audrey, Debbie and Girlsx

Donation by Anonymous on 08/08/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

What an epic adventure! X

Donation by Lu, Trev, Jacob and Zachary on 06/08/14

Well done, Lovely

Donation by M&D on 31/07/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

An absolute inspiration!....Well done Linz!

Donation by Claire & John on 27/07/14

A donation from enthusiastic gardeners ...Well done on your RTW tour!

Donation by Warton Open Garden Day on 27/07/14

£400.00

+ £100.00 Gift Aid

Welcome Home Linz!! Congratulations on the adventure of a lifetime. Very proud.

Donation by Ian on 25/07/14

Welcome home!! And well done too- you must be very proud.

Donation by Laura and James Mason on 23/07/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Lindsay!What an experience. Enjoy time with your family in Ireland and Good Luck with the rest of the race. Best wishes

Donation by Margaret & Pete Watkins on 22/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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

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

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

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

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,378.24
  • Offline donations£10.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,388.24
  • Gift Aid£753.75

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