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On 13th September 2009 I will be setting off from Hull on one of 10 boats competing in the Clipper 09/10 Round the World Yacht Race. It's the only race of it's kind that allows complete amateurs to take part - and believe me, they don't come anymore amateur than me!
It's going to be a huge 10 month challenge for me but I know I'll also have the most amazing time of my life. I wanted to make something that will be such a big part of my life count for something more and so I'm using it to try and raise money for 3 charities - DebRA, The World Land Trust and the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer. The race will take me across 35,000 so it's my personal aim to raise £1 for every mile I sail betwen the 3 charities. My challenge is to raise the cash before I finish sailing the miles, so it's a race within a race.....why face one huge challenge when you can set yourself two?!!!
I lost my dear Grandad Wilfred White (Wuwu) to Bowel Cancer when I was young and two of his three siblings fell prey to the same illness. Luckily through the fantastic work and research that Cancer Research does, these days there is far more testing available leading to early diagnosis and successful treatment. Please help me to help Cancer Research continue this work so we can ensure more people don't lose their grandads, mums, dads and brothers and sisters to this disease.
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
So please sponsor me now - every little helps!
To follow my progress on the race got to: www.dellaroundtheworld.com