The seas were unforgiving for the seven crew aboard Iona, throwing every kind of weather at us during our week with Lorraine. Our mission was a determined one though, to ensure Lorraine could complete her island leg of her epic journey for Macmillan Cancer Support.
I don’t have much experience on sailing boats and the little I do was certainly put to the test this time. I had a few alarming episodes where I felt out of my depth metaphorically and literally (gale force winds and a rubber dinghy don't mix well ). I found that in a very short space of time and without warning, events can suddenly become frightening and out of control leaving you very vulnerable and unsure of the outcome. I was thankful to have an able and competent crew watching my back all the time, in particular Graham the skipper. Thanks Graham you’re a rock.
It’s an amazing comfort when you enter in to the unknown, be it a sailing trip or a phase of ill health, to know that you are not alone and that there is an able and competent crew watching your back and supporting you through thick and thin.
Cancer is an unforgiving shit, throwing all kinds of weather at you. In a short space of time and without warning events can suddenly become frightening and out of control leaving you very vulnerable and unsure of the outcome.
The able and competent crew that is Macmillan Cancer Support (link) are determined in their mission to provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.
So please support Lorraine every step of the way by clicking below as she conquers the Corbetts in support of those who supported her.