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raised of £1,000 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,225 to Raise money for Jodi’s Giants

    Funded on Saturday, 21st May 2022

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    Our little hero Jodi has been through more than most in 2021, as have his parents Jeremy and Lisa. Cancer is such a cruel disease, often striking with no cause or warning. Being diagnosed in March 2021, Jodi is soon approaching a year since this date. His parents wanted to support 3 local charities in Northern Ireland whom, over this difficult time, have provided unimaginable support.

    To help them with this, i’ve come up with a bonkers plan of trying to sail a hydrofoiling dinghy (Waszp) across the Irish Sea and back. So to not be lonely, i’ve roped in my brother in law Matt McGovern to accompany me in his Waszp. We hope to complete this without the need for any outside assistance, sailing from Ballyholme Bay in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick, Scotland and back.

    A trip like this has never been attempted in a hydrofoiling dinghy and i’ve no doubt it will be a big challenge. I hope you will get behind us to say “Buzz off to cancer” and hopefully we can raise some money for these 3 very worthy charities.



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    • Robert Espey2 months ago
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      2 months ago

      It just wasn’t to be today 12/6/22. Waves too big making it too difficult to control the boats. Thank you everyone who supported us today, on and off the water including everyone who came to cheer us off at the start line- we heard you loud and clear! We’ve raised just shy of £4000 for Jodi's Giants which is unbelievable. Sad not to have completed what we set out to do, but by picking a specific weekend, it was always going to be risky. We will set out to try again, maybe next time we’ll pick a day when it’s not gusting 30 knots! Rob and Matt

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    • Anonymous


      May 3, 2022


    • Joanne


      Apr 16, 2022

      I saw you at Bangor Aurora - just keeping a promise. I’m sorry it’s so little - trying to share the love. Very best wishes to Jodi and for the cause and God bless.


    • Furney


      Apr 10, 2022

      Good stuff!


    • Anonymous


      Mar 17, 2022


    • Paul


      Mar 13, 2022

      Be strong


    • Anonymous


      Feb 26, 2022


    • Kerry Will

      Kerry Will

      Feb 13, 2022

      What a challenge to set yourself for such wonderful charities! Good luck with the preparations and the sail itself!!


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