UK circumnavigation

A retired Staffordshire University professor from Stone is taking to the water in his yacht the ˜Blue Star’ for an epic sailing challenge around the UK to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Michael Goodwin, whose son Daniel has cystic fibrosis, will set out on his challenge in May with his friend Roger from Lymington and they hope to recruit as many people as possible to join them at various stages of the journey, the first leg in 2015 travelling from Southampton to North Scotland, and the second in 2016 from Orkney south through the Irish Sea and back to Southampton. He hopes to raise £6,000 for the charity.

Michael says that although his son has a positive attitude to his condition, he battles continuously against ill health, and this challenge is the perfect opportunity to show his support for Daniel, as well as raise all-important funds.

He said: “I am really looking forward to a fantastic sailing adventure circumnavigating the UK coastline whilst raising funds to help conquer cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s community development and fundraising manager Serena Wilson added: We wish Michael, Roger and whoever else may be joining them on this sailing challenge the best of luck. We are incredibly grateful to Michael for his fundraising efforts and it is a fantastic challenge that he has taken on. With the help of challenges like this one, we are able to fund research into better treatment for those with the condition. We are committed to improving the lives of those with cystic fibrosis.

Anyone wanting to help Michael to raise his £6,000 target by doing this two-year sailing challenge can do so by clicking HERE. The team’s progress and details to join them can also be followed through this blog <a class=”colorbox” rel=”nofollow” href=”” …read more

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