After a 213 day marathon, sailing around Britain, Oliver Rofix finally arrived in London yesterday. To have done it aboard an 18’ twin-keel Valiant sloop, after recuperating from a rare form of leukaemia, was indeed a fine feat of endurance. He said that without a generous donation of bone marrow and pioneering treatment at Addenbrookes Hospital none of what he had done would have been possible. He had been given his life. In return, he wanted to give something back.
To this end he undertook the challenge to raise awareness of the Anthony Nolan Trust and to recruit 40 potential bone marrow donors. So far, 35 potential donors have been registered, and £2,410 has been raised by Olly for the Trust.
All photos for this article are cropped images of photos taken by me of my TV screen.
Text for the Day
Luke 6:38 ‘Give, and it will be given you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.’
Oliver Rofix’s Website
Oliver’s Fund-raising page for Anthony Nolan
Anthony Nolan Homepage
Sail Making News
Your bone marrow gave me a tomorrow
Oliver visits Town Quay Marina, Southampton
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