Sydney to Hobart Race for Rafiki

By Clare Southwell

Sydney to Hobart Race for Rafiki

Myself (Clare) and my wonderful buddy Marese are taking part in the epic 75th Sydney to Hobart race. The Sydney to Hobart is known for being one of the toughest offshore races on the international calendar, so taking part and completing the race safely will be a huge achievement in itself. 

With the aim of highlighting that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, and empowering young girls to strive for their goals no matter how big they are, I will be raising funds for Rafiki Mwema; a charity that provides safe and therapeutic homes for young children in Kenya who have suffered horrific sexual abuse, some as young as two years old. 

The funds raised will help to provide the young girls who are ready to leave the homes, with tools and training to pursue a job of their choice. This may be a skill or trade that allows them to start their own business or work for someone else. By establishing a stable job, it will allow the girls to safely rent a home away from their abusers and to maintain a level of income that will support them safely into the future. Can you imagine what a difference this will make to lives that have been previously shattered. 

With your help I hope to raise $2000 to give these girls the opportunity they deserve. Every cent donated here will go to this exact project. The more we raise, the more girls we can help, so I’d love to absolutely smash this goal. Thank you so much for your support x

Photo credit: Natalie Grono

Thank you to my Supporters

$335.56

Surfit

SURFIT 24hr treadmill challenge complete! Nailed it. Go girls.

$150

Comedy Commune

Glad to have shared a few laughs for a good cause.

$109.20

Eric T. Chaffin

Best of much and what a wonderful cause. Great to see you doing Good. Chaffin Luhana Foundation, Eric T. Chaffin, Trustee

$104

Michael Cocks

Remember to vomit on the leeward side!

$85

Colleen & David Coltman

Can’t wait to see you both at the start line in Sydney but more importantly see you come in to the harbour in Hobart! Such an amazing charity. Go girls!

$52.20

The Wright Family

Good luck, may the winds be at your back!

$52

Delano Koorey

Good luck cuz. We’ll wave as you sail past. Xx

$52

Sallyanne Robinson

Go girls!!! Good luck!!! 🙌

$52

Nina Westover Jones

Amazing girls ....... what an amazing thing to do xx proud of you xx

$50

Tabitha

Living the dream and getting donations for a great charity. That's awesome, I'm jealous.

$50

Wayne And Ari Millar

All the best Clare and stay safe. Enjoy that first rum at Constitution Dock!

$50

Shannon Mathes

Proud of you buddy! With you all the way. Love Shanno, Meg, Kodes and Paigey 💙

$31.20

Jessica Jones

What an amazing adventure Clare and all for a fantastic cause too! Great work. Wishing you calm seas. X

$26.10

Anonymous

Go Clare 👍

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Julian Geor

$26

Kerry Mcvittie

$26

Kerry Thompson

Have an awesome time ladies, what an adventure 🙌

$26

Phill Robbins

For the kids.

$26

Jo And Ali Matricardi

Have an amazing time! So proud of both of you 👍 And raising $for Rafiki only makes it better 💛

$26

Jane Neef

What a great cause, good luck!

$26

Bellaseaswim

What a great cause and you should be so proud. Good luck 🍀

$26

Melissa And Phil Agnew

Go Clare and Rese!!! Have fun and stay safe ladies x

$26

Ali Jones - Jones &associates

Go sailor girls! Such an amazing charity.

$26

Louise Roche

All the best have a wonderful time girls :)

$26

Lisa Jayne

You go girl! Stumbled upon your post on fb and feel your beautiful heart and courage. I’ll be sharing the post! Love and support to you!

$26

Evelyn Gibson

Amazing effort!! Good luck on your adventure. Cannot wait to see you in person to give you a big squeeze.

$26

Natalie Hardy

You go girl!!!

$26

Craivg F

$26

Victoria Dyte

Go girls!! Have a great time and kick some butt!

$26

The Burmies

$26

Terry Squadrito

$26

Kevin And Sandie Clarkson

Good luck in the race stay safe

$26

Debbie Stark

Good luck Clare xxx

$26

Sally Lindenberg

All the best for the race ladies !

$26

Angel Isaac

$26

Michelle Shearer

Go for it, what a big bucket of awesomesauce you are. Xxx

$25

Kristy Stewart

Have fun and stay safe girls!!

$25

Greg Downes

$25

Scott Mccoll

A great cause, I admire your bravery doing the Sydney to Hobart. Good luck

$25

Nick & Sheila

Passion and Kindness = awesome combo just like you two <3

$25

Liz Lassi

Good on you Clare! You go girlfriend :)

$25

Linda Alley

Lots of love from the Alley Popham’s xx

$25

Ian Johnston

Best wishes to you and Rese in the S2H. See you in Hobart!!

$20.80

Garry And Paula

Hey Legends, Donation from Paula and me. Rafiki is a great cause. Sarah has done an amazing job. Will be watching you guys on Boxing day and all the way. G & P xx

$20.80

Phoebe Humphreys

What an awesome bucket list experience - and all for an excellent cause! WOOHOO!

$20.80

Amber Kolo

Donating isnthe easy part... you have the hard part honey. You’re a good woman xx

$20.80

Jordan Robinson

$20.80

Karl Goodsell

Great cause, good luck!

$20

Trent Micallef

Good luck legend!!

$17.68

Anonymous

you got this!!

$15.60

Tracey Matthews

Good luck Clare! X

$15.60

Marshall Gobel

I think this is awesome what you are doing and I love the charity that you’ve picked to help also!! Much love

$15.60

Josh Bourne

Great stuff! All the best mate.

$15

Kirana Anderton

Good luck legends!

$10.40

Sarah Rosborg

GO YOU LEGEND. This is HUGE

$10.40

Emily Turner

You’ve got this!!

$10.40

Kate Bennett

A cause close to my heart...go Clare and thank you for doing this for those beautiful children

$10.40

Anouk

Good luck!

$10

David Fairs

Good luck Clare!

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Nat Grono

$5.20

Sarah Rosborg

yeeewwww