Sam Cooper

to spend 24 Hours in a Liferaft

Sam Cooper

Sam Cooper from the Warsash Maritime Academy is preparing to brave the elements and experience what every sailor hopes they NEVER have to do for real - spend 24 hours in a liferaft.

On Friday 11th March a team of students from Warsash Maritime Academy (part of Southampton Solent University), including Sam, will clamber into their raft and commence learning at first hand just what it would be like to be cast adrift as their boat sinks behind them. But this challenge is not only a chance to enhance their studies, but a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for those whose difficult times will last a great deal longer than 24 hours - UK families living with cancer.

Sam says:

“More than any other sport sailing offers a complete sense of escape and adventure - a day on the water feels utterly removed from life ashore and all that comes with it. Reading through the testimonials and stories on this site made me realise how valuable that experience can be for those affected by cancer. Sail 4 Cancer aim to improve quality of life by offering sailing and watersports themed respite breaks. I believe that this is an important source of relief to patients and their families - through the liferaft challenge we hope to help them to continue offering this invaluable service.”

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Total raised so far


Donors & messages of support


+ £2.50
Gift Aid
Rather you than me! 10 mins in a swimming pool was enough!
From Mr Phillip J Morton


+ £12.50
Gift Aid
Have fun Sam! Love Adam, Hannah, Victor and Roberta xxx
From Mrs H S Coulter

Good luck Sam! Grandma and Grandpa
From Anon

omg - hope you are all still speaking at the end of it! Makes Gold DOE on Dartmoor look like child's play.........
From Mrs H M Webber


+ £7.50
Gift Aid
Good Luck Sam, we'll be thinking of you, from Helen and the boat Jaslan.
From Anon

no message
From M J Cooper


+ £5.00
Gift Aid
Good luck! :) x x x
From Helen wilson

I just spent six months in a leaky boat, lucky just to keep afloat - hope you have more luck! David (Uncle and Godfather)
From D M Cooper

Go for it!
From Dr Ruth S Milton

Best of luck Sam - rather you than me! Hope you have a good book to take along with you.

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Total raised £347.50 including £62.50 Gift Aid
Gift Aid values are estimated tax reclaimed

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