Starting at Rollesby and now Round Britain with a Brain Tumour.
Josie and Roger Phillips are setting off on Sat 15th May (at 9am from Fox’s
marina on the Orwell at Ipswich) to sail round the UK in a Contessa32. Roger
learnt to sail at Rollesby and Filby. Josie has had a brain tumour for 5
years but when it went malignant 18 months ago they conceived the ambition
to undertake this trip to raise money and awareness for Brain Tumour
Research as more people under 40 die of Brain tumours than any other cancer
but the funding for this doesn’t represent this.
More information is on their website where updates of
their progress will appear.
They plan to arrive at Lowestoft (arriving Sat evening 15th May) and then
Wells on Sun evening 16th May with a day’s rest before continuing on to
Grimsby and an anticlockwise circumnavigation (going through the Caledonian
They are very grateful for help and support already received from large and
small companies including Apogee Engineering Analysis in Norwich and very
significant help with safety and other adaptations to the boat from Jeremy
Rogers (Contessa32 builders) in Lymington.
Please get in touch through the website if you would like to offer advice,
useful information, support or help which is always very gratefully
received. Links to Just Giving on the website allow messages of support as
well as donations.
(Geoff and Liz Phillips on and
And 01493751012 will be pleased to pass on messages when they are underway).