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Mel Sails Around The World!

23 January 2015

Mel Thompson came on the Sail 4 Cancer Family Fun Sailing Day during 2012 with her teenage son – keen to show him that they could still enjoy time together despite her diagnosis of and treatment for breast cancer.

Mel ThompsonShe described it as:

“An amazing, inspiring day out.”

She was in fact so inspired that she decided to take up a sailing challenge to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer and participated in the ARC Race 2013.  Despite a few adventures, Mel thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.  Her crew mates were very complementary about her team spirit as well as her sailing abilities, keeping up morale even in the coldest wettest hours.

Well and truly bitten by the bug, Mel is now signed up to compete in the Clipper Round the World Race, Legs 5 & 6 (early next year) – which are Western Australia to China and then China to USA across the mighty Pacific!

She says of her challenge:

“Sail 4 Cancer, this is all your fault you know!”

You can read her blog or her Faceboook page but please don’t forget to sponsor her and give her your words of encouragement using the form below.  Thank you!

(Campaign Now Closed)

Mel Sails Around The World!
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