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Closed 20/09/2017

raised of $20,000 target by 148 supporters

    Weʼve raised $23,040 to help Bobby Cooper and his family who have just lost their boat "Avanti" and all their belongings on Beveridge Reef in the South Pacific.

    Funded on Wednesday, 20th September 2017

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    Bobby, Cheryl, Lauren & Robbie Cooper have been crossing the Pacific on their boat "Avanti". Not only has the trip already thrown up,some challenges, they have now had the misfortune to be grounded on Beveridge reef with the total loss of the boat.

    They are all safe and have been picked up by another yacht.

    The reef has no dry land and is 130 miles from Niue and about 600 from the cook islands.

    Anyone who can help the cause in anyway at all, it will be greatly appreciated.



    • Patrick & Anna Whetter7 years ago
      Patrick & Anna Whetter

      Patrick & Anna Whetter

      7 years ago

      A last update before we close the JustGiving page. Bobby is in Brisbane with his sister getting the paperwork sorted out with the insurance company and having a few medical checks done. Once all this is resolved they will make a plan going forward. Whilst I know he will be in touch with many of you, words can hardly convey the thanks to everybody who has helped them through this difficult time. Personally, I think it's nice to have been able to help someone who has spent his whole life helping others.

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    • Patrick & Anna Whetter7 years ago
      Patrick & Anna Whetter

      Patrick & Anna Whetter

      7 years ago

      I'm sure most of you know that a Bobby, Cheryl, Lauren & Robbie are now safely in Niue. They are all well and in good spirits. Communication is still limited at best but I overwhelmed is the only word I've had from them about the generosity of everyone in helping them out in their time of need. We will close the page in the coming days and get the money to Bobby and family just as quickly as the processing allows us. Thank you again to everyone who has given so generously.

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    • Patrick & Anna Whetter7 years ago
      Patrick & Anna Whetter

      Patrick & Anna Whetter

      7 years ago

      We have had an amazing response in under 24hrs and you cannot be thanked enough. Bobby, Cheryl, Lauren and Robbie are all well and in good spirits given what's happened. "Avanti" is in the lagoon in a semi submerged state. The insurance company Pantaenius are in touch with Bobby and are dealing with the situation. The wind at Beveridge Reef is still 30knts plus, so they are waiting a day or two longer before proceeding to Niue, disembarking from the boat where they are now and taking stock of the situation.

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    7 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/17/2017 06.24



    • Anonymous


      Sep 6, 2017

      Shocked to hear this but relieved you are all safe. Our love and care go to you and please know You are in our prayers.xxHelen and Louis

    • Alexander Pamment

      Alexander Pamment

      Sep 3, 2017

      What an ordeal Bobby and family!! Glad you are all safe and sound. Wishing you the very best from Mallorca.


    • Emma and David Yabsley

      Emma and David Yabsley

      Sep 2, 2017

      Wishing you all the best.

    • Anthony Brookes

      Anthony Brookes

      Sep 2, 2017

      What are the chances......both in the Pacific at the same time !Good luck Bobby , let me know how the trip goes to Nuie...looks like he weather lets you move on 4septTony


    • Nuria


      Sep 1, 2017

      Feliz de q estéis bien, ánimo y a por más aventuras, os quiero familia Cooper😘😘


    • Paula y Nacho

      Paula y Nacho

      Sep 1, 2017

      Con cariño para Lauren y Robbie, os queremos mucho😘😘😘😘


    • mark winson-pearce

      mark winson-pearce

      Sep 1, 2017

      Keep smiling. Mark & Lucy


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    Patrick & Anna Whetter

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    Having lived in Mallorca with Bobby & Cheryl for the last 20 years and also having sailed the same trip as route as them just a couple of years previously, our hearts go out to them in this time of need.

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