A son of a Greensleeves care home resident has completed the 700-mile Fastnet Challenge Yacht Race in a bid to raise £7,500 for a Tovertafel for his father’s care home.
Jonathan Moon completed the race, which his father Paul, a resident at Greensleeves’ St Cross Grange care home in Winchester, completed 40 years ago. Jonathan was joined in the race by his cousin, Oliver, who also competed with his father.
“It was an amazing experience and challenge, and one I am so happy to have shared with my cousin Oliver Moon, who did the same event 40 years ago with both our dads,” Jonathan said.
“We had storms, light winds, sunshine, rain, dolphins, whales, and every night an amazing meteor shower, including the brightest shooting star I have ever seen. We created memories to last a lifetime, and I know we did our dads proud.”
Jonathan’s father, Paul, is living with Lewy Body dementia at St Cross Grange. The son hopes he can raise the final amount needed to purchase the Tovertafel, which will improve the day-to-day life of Paul and his fellow residents.
The current total is £6,705 of their £7,500 goal, so although the race has finished, there is still one final hurdle to go!
Jonathan continues: “I am so proud of what we achieved, and how much money we have raised so far for St Cross Grange. Will I do it again? Ask me in a week!”
To contribute to the Tovertafel fundraiser, please follow this link to the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/robert039s-campaign-for-greensleeves-homes-trust