Our very own MD took on a ‘never been done before’ challenge to raise money for Cancer Research
Jonathon Jones, Managing Director of Trading, undertook an epic windsurfing challenge from Cornwall to The Isles of Scilly in a bid to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Last Monday, against the prevailing winds, Jonathon tackled the 30 mile trip by windsurfing from Lands End in Cornwall to Tresco, The Scilly Isles. He decided to attempt the challenge because he was impressed by the fundraising team from Cancer Research who helped at the UK’s largest garden opening at Tregothnan in April 2015.
Jonathon said: “I will be drinking the pioneering Tregothnan tea on the crossing from a special backpack!”. Training included a week sailing up the coast of Brazil in tough South Atlantic conditions. “The training has been really difficult but it’s so motivating to know that the money raised will be helping Cancer Research UK to bring forward the day when more cancers are cured.”
From his windsurfing challenge, Jonathon has already raised a substantial sum of money to fund life-saving research to help more men, women and children in Cornwall and across the UK survive the disease.