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Martin Wishart

Martin Wishart Atlantic Sail

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My Mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's 10 years ago and I have witnessed the pain, frustration and constant battle this debilitating disease brings to individuals, and those around them.[/p][p]So this year, to mark the 20th anniversary of my Restaurant I would like to do my bit, by raising money for The Cure Parkinson's Trust by achieving a personal goal of mine: sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.[/p][p]I would like raise as much money as possible with a target of £40,000.00[/p][p]Since its inception in 2005, The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT) has challenged the view that there is no cure for Parkinson's. Their mission is to find disease-modifying treatments which slow, stop or even reverse Parkinson's (PD). Currently, management of the condition is only symptomatic. Their goal is to discover treatments that change the way the disease progresses and transform the lives of those who live with Parkinson's. Thanks to major inroads and constant advances in their understanding of PD, new efforts to match the emerging science with innovative therapies are underway around the world. Their work is to guide, promote and sustain these efforts and ultimately find a cure. (https://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk)[/p][p]The Cure Parkinson’s Trust needs donations to help fund and support their research into finding a cure.[/p][p]I would like to help science to find a cure for future generations![/p][p]Four crew and I will set sail on the 11th of November 2019, starting from Portugal and heading south along the west coast of Africa, reaching Gran Canaria in mid November. From there I will be Sailing SW picking up the trade winds then heading west towards St Lucia. A crossing of around 3,500 miles and will take just under 4 weeks.[/p][p]Please follow me on my journey across my social media platforms: [/p][p]Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MartinWishartAtlanticSail[/p][p]Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/martin_wishart_atlantic_sail[/p][p]My company, Martin Wishart Limited, will fully sponsor all of the costs involved to prepare and run the boat including safety equipment, food, supplies and general running costs of the crossing.[/p][p]100% of the money raised will be donated to The Cure Parkinson's Trust.[/p][p]I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who are involved in making this possible. [/p][p]May you have fair winds & following seas [/p][p]Martin ⛵[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

24 Nov 2019


Sep 15, 2019

Chay Blyth

Sorry I can’t come with you. All of you have a great time, you’ll love it and it’s all for a very meaningful charity.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2019

Mags McPherson

Martin, great cause and a great adventure for you. Well done. I’m sure Malcolm will be happy to give you some handy hints! Best wishes from the McPherson family x

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2019

Wiltshire Truffles

Amazing challenge and a great cause - good luck!


Sep 13, 2019

Mark Ross

Good luck - hope the weather is kind!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2019


Very happy to support this challenge for a very worthy cause

Sep 12, 2019

Robert B Graham

Wishing you all the very best for a successful, and enjoyable, challenge. From all at Graham's The Family Dairy.


Sep 12, 2019

Ross McNairney

We've enjoyed many memorable meals at your restaurant. Good luck with the trip! A wonderful cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2019

Stewart Boyles

Be safe out there. Good luck and enjoy the journey. Best Stewart Marianne and Flora


Sep 11, 2019

Robin Cockburn

Good luck Martin and team; a real challenge raising money for a great cause..

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2019

Lara Macmillan

Best of luck Martin with the challenge ahead. Georgia is an amazing woman and incredibly brave. It is so important that more research is done into this cruel and debilitating disease. We will be thinking of you all. Take care, Lara and Rab.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid