FD Susan Marlow Crosses The Solent For Charity!

Minster’s Financial Director Susan Marlow took part in The Solent Challenge to raise money for the Mary Stevens Hospice! The charity provides specialist holistic care, free-of-charge for adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the Dudley Borough.

Members of the V28 Vistage group sailed a yacht from Hamble to Cowes and then raced back to raise an amazing total of over £7,000 for the Mary Stevens Hospice.

Reflecting back on the Challenge, Susan said “I have always had a fear of deep water, so taking part in this Challenge was really difficult for me – I had many sleepless nights in the weeks leading up to the event. So to complete this Challenge as a novice sailor in Gale Force 8 winds was both a personal achievement and also incredibly satisfying to know how much we had helped this fantastic Charity – it was very rewarding indeed. They are still receiving donations several weeks after the event, as I think people really do identify with the invaluable service that the Mary Stevens Hospice give at such important times in the lives of so many local people and their families”.

Donations for The Mary Stevens Hospice are still being collected through the Solent Challenge page here -