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It's Vince and Malcolm

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"The co26-around-uk sail" is a Charity circumnavigation around the UK sailing a Contessa 26 Sloop, and is something I have wanted to do for such a long time. Now I am finally going. I happened to mention what I intended to do to my good friend and business partner Malcolm Walker, and he said he would also like to take up the challenge All the costs for the voyage will be paid by myself and Malcolm, with some sharing of running costs by any crew members while they are on board. The idea to get sponsorship came from a radio programme that reminded me that hospices only get six per cent funding from the government and, as I live in Yorkshire and Martin House Childrens Hospice is close by, I thought it would be a good idea to collect some money for them. I have been in touch with the fund raising team at Martin House and have collected some information and sponsor forms, which I have been gradually getting filled in. Malcolm decided to get sponsorship for the Lifeboats and is curently collecting for his charity.

I have been amazed at how generous people are when it comes to children with a terminal illness and I have had a great response from businesses and friends alike. I have been promised items to assist in the passage including paper and electronic charts, a notebook computer, and the loan of a life raft. Malcolm Walker has allowed me to keep Anita 'A' in his warehouse while I do some more work on her. So God willing and with the boat finished and re-launched Malcolm and I will be off at the end of May 2007 to circumnavigate the mainland UK anti-clockwise."

Vince Spooner