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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Total raised so far


Donors & messages of support


+ £7.50
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Have a fantastic race Tanya! Enjoy it as much as we enjoyed our day on 'Winston'!
From Caitriona scully


+ £5.00
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Good luck and stay strong!
From Renais Reeve


+ £5.00
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Good luck for the Fastnet and enjoy it, I am certain you will have a good crew.
From D L Buckingham


+ £5.00
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From Miss Maria Divid


+ £50.00
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From Daria Fomina


+ £25.00
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Tanya, Thank you for all the wonderful food on board! Wishing you all the best going forward. Good Luck.Ian
From John McPherson


+ £1.25
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Good Luck !
From Mrs H J Ehm


+ £2.50
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I know your mum and Barrington from Hatfield Peverel Lodge where my husband is also a resident. Your mum has told me all about you and your sister. You sound so strong the two of you. Good luck with the race and keep well!! X


+ £2.50
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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
From Anon

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Total raised £808.75 including £108.75 Gift Aid
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