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Kate Birnie

Zara Davis's (Nee Ford) fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. I am attempting to break the women's windsurfing world record over 500 metres, which currently stands at 41.25 knots and is held by Karen Jaggi of Switzerland. It will take place in Luderitz, Namibia, Africa during November on a new canal which has taken over two years to complete.  The winds in Luderitz blow consistantly in the same direction from August to March and are strong but not hot, making for great perfomance opportunities. Check out the video below to get an idea of what I'll be doing.[/p][p]I am aiming to achieve over 43 knots to get the title and so I thought that I would make this a sponsored event just to add to the pressure!! The charity I have chosen is Za Foundation who are a local charity linked with South Africa, and I am a great supporter of their work. They are building a community library in Nkomazi, South Africa and any money raised will really help them achieve their goal.To find out more about them then visit their website http://zafoundation.org/.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p][span=color: #ff0000;]BREAKING NEWS - ZARA HAS SMASHED HER PREVIOUS TIME AND HAS ACHIEVED 44.19 KNOTS - STILL A FEW MORE WEEKS TO GO THOUGH![/span][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

02 Dec 2012


Za Foundation

Za Foundation



Chris & Sue

Well done Zara. Even more well done on the TV interviews. You brush up quite well!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Chris Trevatt & Rayne Easter-Robinson

Well done so far Zara ! Keep it going

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Tony & Gloria

Hope you have recovered after your crash. Go faster Zara! Wishing you lots of luck. Love from G & T xx



Stella Payne

Well done Zara - flying!! :)

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Jill Evans

Good luck

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Go for it Zara... but don't break a leg!!! J, T and Exxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Marie Sharman

Good luck Zara x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Family Powell

Good luck from all the Powells. We hope you have a great (and successful) trip.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid