Monday, 30 November 2009

Volunteers needed for Round the World Race

The Clipper Round the World Race will leave the UK in September 2011 and travel 40,000 miles visiting 13 countries and involves 10 identical stripped down 68 foot racing yachts. As there is great media interest in this race, the British Transplantation Society are keen to use this unique opportunity to promote organ donation and transplantation on a global stage as well as in the UK.

Professor Steve Wigmore is putting together a team to act as ‘Transplant Ambassadors’ in a relay on each leg of the Clipper 2011-2012 Round The World Yacht Race. Sailing experience is not essential as training is provided and the boats are skippered by professional yachtsmen. What is essential is enthusiasm and reasonable health.

The BTS are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
  • Crew members
  • Organization, logistics,
  • Web design, media
  • Fundraising.

They are especially keen to hear from transplant recipients or living donors who are in good health to man the boat!

Interested? Contact Steve Wigmore ( ) before December 18th 2009

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