Sarah 'Ninja' Dowden-Smith


Sarah Dowden-Smith, Senior Sales Executive for Boat Trader Magazine, is to be part of the "Boatshop 24 Girls Aboard" liferaft team. She explains:

"When my manager Nicky first mentioned that it would be ''FUN'' to spend 24 hours in a life raft to raise money for Sail 4 Cancer, we all agreed it would be a great idea. Not knowing the full extent of what we signed up for, we sat in the office discussing the food, wine, music and all the other luxury items we would take with us to help pass the time.

"The bad news soon arrived. The email read ''Survival Conditions'' - rationed food, water, no toilet facilities and NO alcohol, AHHHH!! 24 hours in cold, wet, uncomfortable conditions is definitely not my idea of fun and for someone who doesn't deal with the cold well - how will I cope??

"It's going to be tough but nothing compared to the daily pain and suffering a cancer patient has to endure. Raising awareness and money for such an amazing cause is something very close to my heart. My mum was diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour and after 2 long, difficult years she finally lost her battle. This was over 7 years ago now but still only seems like yesterday. More recently my Father-in-Law has come through his battle with Leukaemia so I know how tough it can be for the families too. My friends have gone through similar hard times, it seems like everyone knows someone who has had to battle such a horrible disease.

"So this is my plea, please help me to raise some much needed funds for a worthwhile cause."

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Total raised so far


Donors & messages of support


+ £2.50
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Well done all of you sounded like fun & pain! x
From Miss M J Howlett

Well done, a good cause close to my heart too!


+ £9.25
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From l j briggs


+ £5.00
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Congratulations to you all on a job well done!
From M j olieff

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From Mr r brownsmith


+ £1.25
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Good Luck Sarah.... A great cause..... and as you say, its nothing compared to the daily struggle of some. Hats off to you for making a difference x
From C E Burch

gd luck sarah, b thinkin of u all xx
From Mrs Tracey Smith


+ £2.80
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Good luck! - from Vix :-)
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Total raised £360.59 including £63.36 Gift Aid
Gift Aid values are estimated tax reclaimed

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