One month to go!
Dolly Parton, our boat, has been shipped to the start line this week! Now all there is to do is keep our fitness up, create some crackin' playlists and pack our final bits of clothing. Whilst the second lockdown has meant our transport plans will have to change, Atlantic Campaigns (the race organisers) have a Plan A, B C and so on and so we are super positive that we will set off on December 12th.
Before she was shipped to La Gomera, Dolly Parton had a makeover designed by Georgie - doesn't she look lovely?! There are still a couple of sponsor logos to go on and most importantly, the names of our Antics Club members - we'll be sure to send photos of these in one of our updates from the start line!
Getting to the start line is difficult in any year, but 2020 has meant that it's been that little bit harder. That's why we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support so far - it really is so appreciated. We also wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors who have made this dream a reality.
Laser Eye Surgery
One of our sponsors, London Vision Clinic, kindly gifted Flo and Hannah laser eye surgery a couple of weeks ago (Georgie has perfect vision and so had no need for surgery!). We had been worried about how to keep our eyes clean and safe whilst at sea - putting contact lenses in each day didn't seem ideal but neither did wearing glasses/prescription sunglasses with the fear of them falling off. We've already seen a huge difference in our day-to-day lives and so are very grateful for the huge difference this will make! If you're squeamish I wouldn't recommend watching this but if you want to see exactly what we had done, you can click here. It really is incredible that it only take 4 minutes on each eye! A huge thanks to Professor Dan Reinstein (seen below with Hannah and Flo).
We've been part of various podcasts and articles lately - all of them are linked below if you're in need of some Lockdown 2.0 reading/listening material!
Soundcore Sundays Podcast
Amazon Live with Anker
Clear Voice Podcast
Teesdale Mercury article
JL blog post
Bristol Uni and Nonesuch articles
Sponsorship and fundraising
Thank you so much to those who have donated to our campaign - your support means so much and our Antics Club is continuing to grow!
Don't forget our Easyfundraising page too. When you use easyfundraising to shop with any of their 4,000 retailers, the retailer makes a small donation to say thank you and they send those free funds to our cause.
We are still on the lookout for corporate sponsors. If you know of anyone who might be interested please let us know - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support,
Atlantic Antics x