During my London2London expedition I supported four great charities, all of which relate to causes which have affected me, or those close to me, in recent years. I raised thousands of pounds for them and continue to support them today. The charities are:
Set up by my friend, the wonderful Kristin Hallenga, after she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer aged just 23, this charity is all about raising awareness of breast cancer in young women. I am a proud Patron of CoppaFeel!
I love being out on the water and so am happy to support JST in their efforts to get people out there too on tall ships sailing adventures – regardless of ability. I am delighted to be a Vice Patron for JST.
Motor neurone disease is a killer. The MND Association is working to make sure that one day it won’t be. It funds and promotes research into the disease as well as providing care and support for those living with MND. A friend of mine is dying from the disease – he is optimistic that one day there will be a cure.
It was while I was at sea in 2009 that I realised that fresh water is everything in life. And without it, life is nothing. That’s why the work that WaterAid do is so important.