Weʼve raised £80 to complete my campaign for MIND (the mental health charity) and help with my Clipper Adventure.
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- Funded on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
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This page is the second crowdfunding page for my Clipper Campaign. Due to gremlins in the system, the previous page was closed before it should have been! We have raised £1500 so far towards our goal with £18500 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.
Shona Daviesa month ago
Chaps, this is the second page! We've already raised £1500 on another crowdfunding page...
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Ashley and Julie Atkins
Feb 21, 2017
You are a super star Shona enjoy your birthday celebrations with the family and your big adventure. Can't wait to hear all about it sometime.
Birgitte Lund Oestli
Jan 27, 2017
Hi Shona! Highly inspired by your updates and information about your great adventure :) I wish you the best of luck and happiness and look foreward to see what the future holds. XXX
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