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Chrissie appeal delight!

By Warren Wilkins 17th April 2019

Chrissie appeal delight!

THE community has rallied behind Chrissie Jackson’s fundraising appeal, which has so far amassed more than £7,000 for her chosen charities in the first seven days.

Family, friends and residents have been busy staging various events to benefit Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal that she launched to spread some happiness and raise money for local good causes after being diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic cancer.

The 46-year-old’s sailing friends,  who she competed with in the Clipper Round the World Race from Australia to China last year, staged a reunion party for her in Portsmouth, which raised more than £5,000.

Chrissie was also taken out onboard the racing boat she competed on and was given a personal send-off by Robin Knox-Johnston, who was the first person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.

Andy Hannan’s Mayor’s Beach Ball raised £558 towards the appeal while Newquay Road Runners are staging a charity 5k run on Sunday, May 5.

Chrissie, who is the NewquayVoice’s co-founder and former photographer for 16 years, has had several offers of places to take her tablet form of chemotherapy after she launched ‘Chemo in Cool Places’ as part of her journey.

Chrissie saw her local heroes on Wednesday and enjoyed views across the Gannel when Newquay Fire Station gave her the opportunity to take her chemo onboard its aerial ladder, and there are plans to take it flying down The Eden Project’s zipwire and numerous other locations.

Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal will be benefiting several local charities, including The Cove Macmillan Support Centre, Newquay RNLI, The Sunrise Centre and a number of animal causes.

Chrissie said: “I am overwhelmed by the response and can’t stop smiling about how well it’s going and what a great time we are going to have taking this negative news and turning it into a wonderful positive for some amazing causes! I’ve had the most wonderful messages of love and support. I’m sorry I’ve not had chance to reply to them yet but I’m doing my best to get back to people who have sent a message.

“I had the most incredible time of making memories. I was a very lucky lady and my wonderful Visit Seattle crew from the Clipper Round the World Race got together to take me out on the stunning boat that I raced on last year for a magical one more sail together. Conditions were choppy in the morning then wonderfully calm conditions in the afternoon. It truly has to be one of the most memorable sails I’ve ever had.

“A Chrissie Sunshine Party was held with my Clipper family in the evening where we danced the night away and with the kindness and generosity of my friends they raised a whopping £5,000. On the same evening the Newquay Mayor’s ball raffle raised £558.

“Amazing! I’m very lucky. Newquay is such a great town and has such a great community.
“The offers of Chemo in Cool Places, along with my very exciting trip in the ariel ladder at Newquay Fire Station, has got everyone’s imagination going. Fingers crossed I’m going to do the zipwire at Eden which I am really looking forward to.

"I am determined to have some fun with this and to keep on spreading some sunshine into everyone’s days! I’d love to thank everyone for their love and support. I feel very lucky to be blessed with such a wonderful community around me.”

Anyone would like to support, host or run an event please get in touch via her website

By Warren Wilkins 17th April 2019

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