Sail for St Wilfrid's Hospice

The 13th St Wilfrid’s Hospice ‘Nab’ Challenge is to be held on Saturday, September 6 and the Inn-Shore Cruising Club (ISCC) organisers are calling for more sailors to take part.

The organisers atr aiming to inspire and encourage a record number of competitors to take part in this year’s challenge and raise as much money as

possible for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester.

So far £162,000 has been

raised for the hospice by this annual charity yacht race.

The race

offers competitors a day of family racing. The Challenge takes place over a 12 nautical mile

course from a start line just outside Chichester harbour, around the Nab Tower

and back and attracts entrants from sailing clubs throughout Sussex and beyond.

ISCC

spokesman, Patrick Doyle said: ‘Every year

the local sailing community get behind this wonderful event.

‘We are keen to maintain the momentum and have already

started leafleting local yachting clubs to raise awareness and hopefully

increase the number of entrants to record levels.’

He added: ‘There is a

nominal entry fee of £20 per boat and entrants can get any number of people and

organisations to sponsor them and their crew.

‘With on-line

facilities for making contributions, we have made it as easy as possible to

make donations.’

General

donations of £5 per text can be made by texting SWCC50 to 70070.

About the hospice

St

Wilfrid’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care – which means looking

after the pain, distress and other symptoms of advanced cancer, Motor Neurone

Disease and other life limiting illnesses – to local people.

Since

opening in 1987, it has cared for over 1200 local people and at any time

provides care for 200 people, while offering support to their family and

friends.

The hospice

is not part of the NHS and relies on public support to raise 88% of its annual

running costs, which this year will be just under £6.7m.

Official

sponsors are Chichester based, ATAG Heating UK Ltd.

For further

information on how you can participate visit www.sail4stwilfrids.com

Picture: Competitors at last year’s St Wilfrid’s ‘Nab’ Challenge experienced perfect sailing conditions and raised £12,000 for the hospice