I don’t normally update twice in one day but this one’s important. I’ve just been reading Mick Fanning’s blog post about South African Surfer Heather Clark’s car accident last week and it has inspired me to take action.
I joined the support group on Facebook as soon as I heard about it but, other than making a donation, I didn’t think there was much I could do. Mick’s post about auctioning one of his surfboards gave me an idea. I could donate the profits from Sanchin.
Before Tiaan and I were married he had to have his spleen removed following a surfing accident. Thankfully he had medical aid and good insurance which covered most of the costs or it would have been a devastating financial blow.
Heather will be unable to surf or work for quite some time and, with no medical aid, her hospital bills are going to be huge. The international surfing community is pulling together to raise funds to help pay those bills.
Despite Tiaan”s best efforts to teach me, I’m still a lousy surfer but I love it and I’d like to do something to help.
I’ve put up a page with links to Sanchin on both the UK and US Amazon sites. All the profits made through these two links between now and the end of November will go to the fund that has been set up to help Heather. These are my Amazon affiliate links and the commission will go to the fund too.
I know it won’t be much. I’m not exactly Wilbur Smith and I don’t make a lot in royalties but it will be UK Pounds which, when converted to SA Rands, will hopefully help a bit.
For the surfers who follow my blog ( I know there are at least 2 of you) or anyone else interested in making a direct donation, Surfing South Africa have set up a bank account. The details are as follows:
SURFING SOUTH AFRICA
FNB RONDEBOSCH (branch code 201509)
SAVINGS ACCOUNT : 61017128590
Ref : Heather plus Contributors name & email address
Or you can make a donation via PayPal on the Jetty Girl website. They’re at around the $1600 mark at the moment and will be sending the money in on Nov 1st.
Thanks to anyone who feels they can help.