Local man braves the ocean for Chelmsford charity
27th August 2010
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Chelmsford sailing enthusiast, Trevor Nunn is currently sailing around Britain to raise funds for disadvantaged young people in Chelmsford.


 A former fireman and Liberal Democrat councillor, Trevor, 64, hails from Swiss Avenue in Chelmsford and is braving the high seas in aid of local charity, Kids Inspire.


Trevor set sail on his boat 'Sheshader' from Heybridge on the 9th July and passed Cornwall last weekend on his anti-clockwise mission around the British Isles, which is due to finish on Friday night.


He has sailed solo part of way, with various family and friends joining him for some stints and has a few rather ‘hairy’ moments in open seas while negotiating his way from Newcastle up around Scotland.


By the end of his adventure, he will have completed 1,860 nautical miles around England, Scotland and Wales.


After retiring, he wanted to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime challenge; having decided to sail around the British Isles, Lib Dem councillor, Graham Pooley suggested that he could raise money for charity at the same time.


"It's a fantastic charity," said Cllr Pooley. "Trevor is a good friend and I'm delighted he chose to sponsor Kids Inspire."


The charity, which was established in 2007, helps support over 1,500 of the region's most vulnerable children and families, providing them with art, sport, drama and music therapies in schools across the area.


Kids Inspire often stays involved with a family for up to three years, offering therapeutic support for the whole family.


Tina O'Hare, from Kids Inspire, thanked Trevor for his efforts and called him "an amazing man".


"Trevor, we're thinking of you, look after yourself," she said.


To donate money towards Trevor's brave adventure and help Kids Inspire in the process, visit his website. 

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