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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Raise £10k for MIND - the mental health charity - to support people who need them. Raise the same amount to help fund my Clipper adventure.

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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 really stop me from handling my day-to-day existence for very long. Then last year, 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 one of the steps 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.

This is also why I've chosen MIND as the charity to partner with in fundrasing over the next 2 years. They helped me and 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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  • Shona Davies

    Shona Davies

    a month ago

    Shona Davies

    Today I am absolute bits thanks to an amazing anonymous donation taking us another 5% of the way to our fundraising goal. Whoever you are, I am so very grateful for your donation. Every £1 counts and to have given me so many is incredible. You're going to do so much to help MIND to reach people who really need their help and for me to see my dream become a reality. Baie Dankie! xx

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  • Shona Davies

    Shona Davies

    a month ago

    Shona Davies

    Chaps - the Flagship Wines lovelies donated their Raffle contributions - giving us £275 towards the total! That makes it £345 and 1.5% of our total. Whoop!

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  • Shona Davies

    Shona Davies

    2 months ago

    Shona Davies

    Chaps! We're 0.02% of the way there (though I heard some of you have experienced glitches on the payments page. Should all be fixed now). Keep up to date on www.shonadavies.com OR https://www.facebook.com/clipper17

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3 months ago

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  • Bruce


    Nov 30, 2016

    Go grrrrl! we are so very proud of you! xxx :)


  • Caroline


    Nov 4, 2016

    Hi Shona,Hope you're well. We met at the Autumn Wine Fair last month. Look forward to meeting up and talking Clippers!Caroline x


  • Shona on behalf of some lovely people

    Shona on behalf of some lovely people

    Oct 23, 2016

    Thanks to all who donated at my birthday face-paint at the White Hart Tap


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Shona Davies

Shona Davies

St Albans, United Kingdom

I'm entranced by people who strive to make the world a better place and hope that I leave a happy mark too. I’m doing the Clipper Race because it's part of my journey towards mental health. I support MIND so that they can support others who've had to face their own demons.

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