The Three Peaks Yacht Race

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Back For a Good Cause

Rob Howard / 16.06.2006See All Event Posts Follow Event
The last time Nigel Gould took part in the 3 Peaks Yacht Race he received a message from home saying his 18 month old son had been rushed to hospital. Nigel was put ashore by the Gigha Ferry at Tayinloan on the west coast of Scotland, picked up the support crew, and driven to the hospital where his son had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

The same team are back again this year and are raising money for diabetes UK, a charity which is the biggest funder of diabetes research in the UK. They also run family support weekends, which the Gould family have been on and benefited from.

(You can find out more and make a donation using the link on the teams profile page.)

Many other good causes benefit from sponsorship raised by teams competing in the race, and the total amount raised each year is several thousand pounds. This year the following charities are being supported. (There may also be others we are not aware of.)

Osteoporosis Society (Abbeydale Moonshine)
Wateraid and National Children’s Homes (Amicus)
www.barretstown.org (Blondie)
Lukemia Research/MacMillan Cancer/Rainbow Trust (Confusion)
Bendrigg Trust (Journey Maker 5)
Kidscape (Kidscape Challenge)
Clic Sargent (Influenzaprotection.co.uk)
Sailability (Road Runner)
Farm Africa & Cancer Research (Sea Horse V)
National Society for Epilepsy (Laura)

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