NEWS 12th Jun 2017

Tanya Sullivan takes on Cancer and the Fastnet Challenge

Sail 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of sailing enthusiasts in 2001, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water based days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of sport (e.g. sailing) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Tanya tells her story in her own words:

“This year I signed up to take on the challenge of the Fastnet sailing endurance race and raise some money for Sail 4 Cancer.

Unfortunately, in May this year I got diagnosed with cancer.

I don’t know if I will be well enough to complete this challenge but as everyone who knows me will know, I’m not one to give up a fight and I have every intention of giving it a go. So, I am asking for donations even if I don’t quite make it!

I cannot tell you how much sailing helps, when I get on a boat and those sails fill with wind, I forget I have cancer. It makes me feel strong and alive.

The Fastnet Race is one of the most demanding offshore races. The 608 mile endurance race from Cowes, Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Light House at the southern tip of Ireland and back to Plymouth.

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PLEASE give generously

Tanya x”

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My precious brave girl all the love in the world I'll be with you every step of the way love mum xxx
From Anon

You are a truly inspirational and beautiful lady. Good look with both challenges. X
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From Janet Carroll

I have known Tanya for over thirty years, and I know she will fight and never give up. You're family and friends are behind you 100%. Take care. Mark
From M S Sullivan

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