Rossendale woman in race to sail around world

Lancashire Telegraph: AROUND THE WORLD Solina Clegg aims to raise cash for bowel cancer fund AROUND THE WORLD Solina Clegg aims to raise cash for bowel cancer fund

A ROSSENDALE woman is sailing the globe to raise money for a bowel cancer charity.

Care manager Solina Clegg, 45, is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, which begins in July.

She has been undergoing intensive training since December 2011 but prior to that she had never sailed at all.

The 40,000 mile race lasts 11 months, features eight separate legs and takes in 13 countries in six continents as well as the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

Solina, who lost her brother to bowel cancer and suffers from irritable bowel syndrome herself, said she was delighted to have made it through the organisers’ tough application process.

She said: “I never really thought I would be offered a place. Needless to say I was so ecstatic when I received an email just six weeks after I applied congratulating me for passing the interviews successfully.”

She views undertaking the challenge as not simply something that she is doing for herself, but also for her family - both her parents are disabled and last year she almost lost another brother to Crohn’s Disease.

Having completed an initial course in dinghies at Elton Sailing Club in Bury, Solina will soon start level two training for offshore sailing, sea survival and racing skills at Clipper’s UK training headquarters in Southampton.

She is beginning to collect sponsorship and has already been approached by a yoghurt company eager to fuel the sailor’s mission.

She said: “They have supplied me with multiple yogurt makers and boxes of products to help maintain the wellbeing of the crew on five yachts whilst out at sea for weeks on end.

“These are invaluable as we have no fridges and that means we quickly run out of dairy products. Fresh milk alternatives, yogurt and cheese can all be made by it.”

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6:51pm Fri 4 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Nice little round the world trip of a lifetime for you at OTHERS expense.
Nice little round the world trip of a lifetime for you at OTHERS expense. 2 for 5p

11:21pm Fri 4 Jan 13

mys says...

2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag..
2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag.. mys

12:56am Sat 5 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

It would be ingesting to know how much of your £1 donated the charity sees, when all expenses are taken out.
Also notice no mention of what she's going to live on whilst on her round the world once in a lifetime holiday.
It would be ingesting to know how much of your £1 donated the charity sees, when all expenses are taken out. Also notice no mention of what she's going to live on whilst on her round the world once in a lifetime holiday. 2 for 5p

9:16am Sat 5 Jan 13

Chris P Bacon says...

mys wrote:
2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag..
You'd be better off not opening the door to that Jehovah's Witness of stupidity. Any story on here featuring some enterprise or effort gets that loser's ignorant, functionally-illiter
ate vomit of hatred. It's like seeing something positive covered in some sickening miasma of rancid lard. And it (I'm unsure of its gender and I expect it is too) posted the last one at almost one o'clock on a Saturday morning! In that leper's 'mind' there's nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees.
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: 2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag..[/p][/quote]You'd be better off not opening the door to that Jehovah's Witness of stupidity. Any story on here featuring some enterprise or effort gets that loser's ignorant, functionally-illiter ate vomit of hatred. It's like seeing something positive covered in some sickening miasma of rancid lard. And it (I'm unsure of its gender and I expect it is too) posted the last one at almost one o'clock on a Saturday morning! In that leper's 'mind' there's nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees. Chris P Bacon

12:58pm Sat 5 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
mys wrote:
2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag..
You'd be better off not opening the door to that Jehovah's Witness of stupidity. Any story on here featuring some enterprise or effort gets that loser's ignorant, functionally-illiter

ate vomit of hatred. It's like seeing something positive covered in some sickening miasma of rancid lard. And it (I'm unsure of its gender and I expect it is too) posted the last one at almost one o'clock on a Saturday morning! In that leper's 'mind' there's nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees.
Like I've said before, not that it's any of your business I've got a sleeping disorder that's why I post late at night.

And for your information I say it as I see it.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: 2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag..[/p][/quote]You'd be better off not opening the door to that Jehovah's Witness of stupidity. Any story on here featuring some enterprise or effort gets that loser's ignorant, functionally-illiter ate vomit of hatred. It's like seeing something positive covered in some sickening miasma of rancid lard. And it (I'm unsure of its gender and I expect it is too) posted the last one at almost one o'clock on a Saturday morning! In that leper's 'mind' there's nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees.[/p][/quote]Like I've said before, not that it's any of your business I've got a sleeping disorder that's why I post late at night. And for your information I say it as I see it. 2 for 5p

1:39pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
mys wrote:
2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag..
You'd be better off not opening the door to that Jehovah's Witness of stupidity. Any story on here featuring some enterprise or effort gets that loser's ignorant, functionally-illiter


ate vomit of hatred. It's like seeing something positive covered in some sickening miasma of rancid lard. And it (I'm unsure of its gender and I expect it is too) posted the last one at almost one o'clock on a Saturday morning! In that leper's 'mind' there's nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees.
Like I've said before, not that it's any of your business I've got a sleeping disorder that's why I post late at night.

And for your information I say it as I see it.
Ahhh. And as you've never once written anything positive on here, we can only conclude you have a corroded soul of seething animosity. Keep it to yourself and don't spread your virus of negativity.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: 2for5p you are one piece of ****,why don't you get of your lazy arse and do something for a good cause instead of insulting everyone on here,I hope one day you get what's coming to you,you are one small minded scumbag..[/p][/quote]You'd be better off not opening the door to that Jehovah's Witness of stupidity. Any story on here featuring some enterprise or effort gets that loser's ignorant, functionally-illiter ate vomit of hatred. It's like seeing something positive covered in some sickening miasma of rancid lard. And it (I'm unsure of its gender and I expect it is too) posted the last one at almost one o'clock on a Saturday morning! In that leper's 'mind' there's nothing shaking but the leaves on the trees.[/p][/quote]Like I've said before, not that it's any of your business I've got a sleeping disorder that's why I post late at night. And for your information I say it as I see it.[/p][/quote]Ahhh. And as you've never once written anything positive on here, we can only conclude you have a corroded soul of seething animosity. Keep it to yourself and don't spread your virus of negativity. Chris P Bacon

10:28am Mon 7 Jan 13

mys says...

I wouldn't have thought a sleeping disorder could make someone so nasty and vile like you are 2 for 5p,it's more of a mental problem I think,or maybe you just hate everyone and what good things they do for others,or better still you hate yourself and think the world owes you something ...
I wouldn't have thought a sleeping disorder could make someone so nasty and vile like you are 2 for 5p,it's more of a mental problem I think,or maybe you just hate everyone and what good things they do for others,or better still you hate yourself and think the world owes you something ... mys

7:43pm Mon 7 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

mys wrote:
I wouldn't have thought a sleeping disorder could make someone so nasty and vile like you are 2 for 5p,it's more of a mental problem I think,or maybe you just hate everyone and what good things they do for others,or better still you hate yourself and think the world owes you something ...
Quote:
All I am doing is pointing out theself centred reasons people do these so called good things,
Free holiday
Adventure training
Promotion at work
Looks good on cv
The list is endless, lm just saying how many people see it
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't have thought a sleeping disorder could make someone so nasty and vile like you are 2 for 5p,it's more of a mental problem I think,or maybe you just hate everyone and what good things they do for others,or better still you hate yourself and think the world owes you something ...[/p][/quote]Quote: All I am doing is pointing out theself centred reasons people do these so called good things, Free holiday Adventure training Promotion at work Looks good on cv The list is endless, lm just saying how many people see it 2 for 5p

4:39am Wed 23 Jan 13

Mclegg says...

2for5p – I will have you know, my sister (whom I trust more than any other person) will ensure that all money raised, goes exactly where it is supposed to.

Secondly, this is not about the trip (oh and for the record, it’s not the first time) it’s about raising awareness and helping a cause to which science knows so little in the hope that one day we might find a cure and save 1000’s of lives.

I for one hope that you or yours never find yourself in a situation where you need the help of such devoted, caring people. To think those who donate their time, money and effort to do good, might end up helping those who openly display such hatred makes even me think twice before donating.

So please do us all a favour, keep your uneducated, ignorant and boorish assumptions to yourself.
And to Chris P Bacon (lol nice) thanks.
2for5p – I will have you know, my sister (whom I trust more than any other person) will ensure that all money raised, goes exactly where it is supposed to. Secondly, this is not about the trip (oh and for the record, it’s not the first time) it’s about raising awareness and helping a cause to which science knows so little in the hope that one day we might find a cure and save 1000’s of lives. I for one hope that you or yours never find yourself in a situation where you need the help of such devoted, caring people. To think those who donate their time, money and effort to do good, might end up helping those who openly display such hatred makes even me think twice before donating. So please do us all a favour, keep your uneducated, ignorant and boorish assumptions to yourself. And to Chris P Bacon (lol nice) thanks. Mclegg

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