Ed Smith

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Fundraising for Victoria's Promise
raised of £100,000 target
by 849 supporters
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In memory of Anna Smith
Victoria's Promise

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RCN 1156377
We Support young women, and their families, to empower them through cancer and beyond


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Anna was a beautiful, intelligent, inspiring 37 year old and new mother to Alba. She would light up every room she walked into with her infectious smile. She would always have the time of day for anybody. Whether it was just for a chat, a shoulder to cry on or offering guidance to people who asked for it.

In June 2017 Anna was diagnosed with bowel cancer which had spread to her liver and lungs. Alba was only 6 months old. She started chemotherapy treatment at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.

After three rounds of chemotherapy and some radiotherapy, Anna tragically lost her battle with cancer on 7th June 2018 at the age of 38. 

Throughout Anna's treatment, she showed incredible strength, bravery, resilience and kindness. She never lost that infectious smile from her face. She continued to help people and change their outlook on life throughout her cancer journey She truly was and still is a huge inspiration to so many people.

Throughout Anna's treatment, she was supported by the amazing charity, Victoria's Promise. They supplied her with counselling, specialist beauty treatments, cleaning services. Childcare was on offer along with wig funding. But what Anna got most out of Victoria's Promise was the Affinity workshops. Bringing together young women going through similar journeys and challenges. These get togethers remove the feeling of isolation, reduce fear and increase positivity and empowerment – all vital to their overall wellbeing, recovery and reduce recurrence.

​Ed, Rob, Jack and Adam are proud to be raising money for this charity who change people's lives with the support and services they offer and friendship groups they create.

Along with rowing across the Atlantic we hope to participate in other fundraising events before departing La Gomera for Antigua. It starts with Rob running in the London Marathon 2020

About the charity

Victoria's Promise

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RCN 1156377
Victoria's Promise supports young women aged between 18-50, and their families, through cancer and beyond. Nationally Victoria's Promise provides a platform for women to support each other in a safe and friendly environment. In Hampshire, a range of services is offered to bring stability to the home

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