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Smi S

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2019-2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hey y'all. Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. I'm doing the homecoming transatlantic leg (Leg 8) of the Clipper Round The World Yacht race 2019-2020 (my leg will be June-Aug 2020, although the race starts in Sept 2019 [url=http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com]www.clipperroundtheworld.com[/url]). For those of you that know me well, I love a good challenge/self torture for charitable purposes. [/p][p]ALL the money I raise will be going towards Unicef; reasons should be self explanatory (global charity assisting vulnerable children [url=http://www.unicef.org]www.unicef.org[/url]), Mind (Birmingham), the charity supporting those with mental ill health [url=http://www.mind.org.uk]www.mind.org.uk[/url] and the wildlife charity WWF (www.org.uk) because after all we are in a state of climate emergency! If you JUST want to donate to Unicef, it's www.justgiving.com/sailingmummy.[/p][p]Why? I guess the Clipper race has always been on my radar...40% of people who do the race have never sailed before...and there will never be a good time to do it. I'm a working mummy doctor with a delightful (nutty) 5 year old boy, an unfinished thesis, 1 husband, 11 goldfish... and zero previous sailing experience.[/p][p]I've gone from a complete sailing newbie lemming where I was too scared to touch anything (that boom weighs several tonnes)...to being able to successfully crew (hopefully!) a 70 foot racing yacht across the North Atlantic ocean. It's not all for a good cause. Training for this race has introduced me to some of the most warm, adventurous and genuine people on this planet (you know who you are!), and annihilating my comfort zone is both exhilitaring and liberating. Doing it for the working mummies woop! [/p][p]I'll also hopefully be setting up my own charity at some stage...highlighting the stigma associated with mental ill health in, (not limited to but including) South Asian communities...to be updated...[/p][p]Love Smi xxx[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Aug 8, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck and resist 'the curse'!

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2019

Henry, Kat and Zoe

Good luck, Smita! You're super brave :) x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid