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£7,706raised of £20,000 target by 149 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,706 to help support Dave White, to get him back in action as quickly as possible, and provide everything he needs his stroke rehabilitation.

    Poole, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 21st March 2018

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    If you windsurf or have windsurfed at all in the last 30 years you will certainly know of Mr Dave White and will surely have encountered him somewhere on your travels, on the water, on the beach, in the shop, or in the bar after. And that encounter will have definitely been memorable! Unfortunately as many of you will know Whitey had a stroke back in June, which left him with very little movement down the right side of his body and a serious battle to get back to full health. Thankfully the NHS has been amazing since day 1 and provided him with some of the best support possibly to get him back on track on the road to recover.

    Now however the family has reached a bit of a stopping point. The NHS support is now coming to an end, and as his recover moves along, they now need more and more specialist machines and tools that can help Dave get his life back. These range from devices to aid walking, through to modified cameras that can allow him to get back to shooting, to mobility scooters, all of which obviously cost money.

    Dave has been an amazing ambassador for windsurfing. He has given endlessly of his time, his knowledge and motivation – and now here's your chance to give back. This Crowdfund has been set up to provide a small fund that can be used so that his recovery can be as quick as possible, with the right help available at the right moments throughout his recovery. Whether it is simply getting back to full mobility, being able to take great pics again or ultimately getting back on a windsurf board, we all want him to have him the best possible chance.



    • John Skye2 years ago
      John Skye

      John Skye

      2 years ago

      Some great Christmas news from the White household. Dave just passed a driving assessment and will soon be back behind the wheel. This is exactly the sort of thing this fund was set up for and thanks to everybody’s contributions, some of this fund can pay for the necessary conversion to the car. This is a huge step forward in both mobility for Dave and towards getting his old life back. So friends of Dave all over the UK can put the kettle on in preparation. Dave and all his family thank everyone dearly and wish you all a Happy Christmas.

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    • Anonymous


      Mar 21, 2018

      Best wishes to get all the way back Dave.

    • Tom Folan

      Tom Folan

      Feb 24, 2018

      Dave, here is wishing you the very best and speedy recovery progress from across the pond!


    • Jeremy Brown

      Jeremy Brown

      Feb 21, 2018

      all the best Dave, thanks for the memories, Dahab '03


    • Anonymous


      Feb 19, 2018

      This could be any of us one day. Best wishes for the future Mr White.

    • Anonymous


      Jan 31, 2018

    • John Peddle

      John Peddle

      Jan 26, 2018

      Hope to see you back on the water Dave - all the best👍


    • Kevin Hughes

      Kevin Hughes

      Jan 14, 2018

      WTF...Fat Is Fast!! :-)

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    John Skye

    John Skye

    Poole, United Kingdom

    I am one of the many people who Whitey has helped along the way. Thanks to him I have had so many opportunities in life and now this is my chance to give something back.

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