Mandy is Co founder of Boatshed.com with husband Neil back in 1999.
Mandy says, "Life is one big adventure and I'm always looking for the next to get my teeth into. I have used a liferaft back in 1998 when our 42 Ketch capsized 360 degrees in 11 meter seas. We used our liferaft (which had self inflated and was flying like a kite in 70mph winds until we hauled it back down alongside the boat) to ferry us from our dis-masted boat to the lifeboat. I love running, muddy walks with dogs and have done over 30,000 sea miles.
Q. What will you miss the most in these 24 hours?
Stretching my legs with Neil and the dogs on a muddy coastal path.
Q. How do you think you will cope?
OK, it will be very different atmosphere as we all enter this liferaft as is not out of necessity for survival but a challenge to raise awareness for Sail 4 Cancer charity. It will be like big brother in a tiny box, on the water! Drinking enough water is very important to we keep healthy and regular loo stops inside the liferaft is a must.
Q. What's your worst nightmare of spending these 24 hours in a liferaft?
Clash of personality, snoring, I'm nearly 6 foot tall so cramped and stiff legs, no dog walks.
Q. You are allowed 1 luxury (not alcohol) what will you take?
My luxury that I cannot do without will be my Neals Yard Wild Rose Beauty Elixir, great face cream and the smell is gorgeous, which will help mask the smell of 7 ladies by the end of the 24 hours!
It's a great opportunity to show real life footage of what really happens, how we cope, how we go to the loo, how our rations last. It will be a blast, plus all for a really superb cause to help the Sail 4 Cancer charity.
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Donors & messages of support
|Wow what a great cause and superb achievement
Love Aunty Pauline|
From neil chapman boatshed
|Congrats to you girls new you would do it
From Mandy Chapman
|Well done Girls Adrift, what an acheivement
From Mandy chapman Boatshed brokerage
|Well done Mandy and all the girls, you were all stars!|
From Mrs Wendy Willmott
|Well done Mandy xx|
From Mrs Maureen C Showell
|Please sponsor Neil and I on our 24 hour drinking challenge.... Good luck Mandy! Daz x|
From Mr D Strange
|Good luck and happy snoring.|
From Phil Bassett
|have a giggle in the floaty orange thing! We will be down to heckle . Love Marie and Ken
From k r a waddington
|Good luck Mandy.|
From John Spittal
|Lots of luck Mandy! I am sure that this experience on a liferaft will be very different from the last time! Thinking of you Nic and Arjan|
From Mrs N J Stoof