£791raised of £17,900 target by 15 supporters

Weʼre raising £17,900 to complete my campaign for MIND (the mental health charity) and help with my Clipper Adventure.

St Albans, United Kingdom
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This page is the THIRD crowdfunding page for my Clipper Campaign. Apparently JustGiving can't manage a long campaign :( ! Anyway, we have raised £2100 so far with £17900 still to go. With your help, we'll get there. THANK YOU!

This is my story...

Being a dedicated optimist is hard work – not for the faint-hearted – and there have been periods in my life when the work of happiness has been just too hard. I have suffered with depression since my early teens…but I’ve always managed to manage. It didn’t stop me from handling my day-to-day existence for very long. Then in 2015, I had a complete and utter meltdown. Not just the crushing, numbing nothingness of depression but also the dizzying horror of panic attacks too. It was, hands down, the deepest and darkest period of my life thus far.

This is why I’m doing the Clipper Round the World Race. My Clipper journey is a step in my journey towards mental health. Being surrounded by nature is where I feed the wild woman inside me...that intuitive, instinctual part of me that is strong and empowered. You cannot be more surrounded by nature than on a 21m boat on the open ocean. You cannot be more empowered than by harnessing nature to take you to amazing new places.
MIND helped me to get here so I've chosen them as the charity to partner with in fundraising over the next year. I want to ensure they can support others who have gone (or are still going) through their own journey. Too many people with mental health issues do not have the support I've been given by my friends, family, coworkers and healthcare providers. All of the people I know and love rallied from all corners of the globe and threw their support into helping me to heal. The only reason I'm able to do this race is down to them and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. They have helped me to rediscover parts of me that I'll need in this race. I love you all.

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    • Cris Overbury

      Cris Overbury

      May 6, 2017

      Go girl...so proud of knowing you xxx


    • Greet Roger

      Greet Roger

      May 5, 2017

      Not making it to your glorious event this weekend, which I'm sure will be a blast! I wish you all the best on your journey, it has been such a pleasure so far following you - keep going dear Shona!


    • Colin Williams

      Colin Williams

      May 4, 2017

      GO Shona....you amazing lady!!! So sorry I can't come to your event this Saturday, but I hope it all goes just fab!!! x


    • Rachelle Valladares

      Rachelle Valladares

      Apr 18, 2017

      Shona - You are a real inspiration.Rachelle x


    • Charlotte Crowther

      Charlotte Crowther

      Apr 15, 2017

      Shona, great to meet you on Wednesday afternoon - inspiring to read your story, all power to you and your exciting adventure!


    • Barbara Eckert

      Barbara Eckert

      Apr 13, 2017

      Thank you for sharing your journey and inspiring all of us!


    • Soline Gassmann

      Soline Gassmann

      Apr 13, 2017

      I wish you all the best for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, Shona

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    Shona Davies

    Shona Davies

    St Albans, United Kingdom

    Time on a boat is time healing my soul. That's why I'm doing the Clipper Race in support of MIND, the mental health charity.

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