About Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal

About Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal

Chrissie Jackson founded Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal after being diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic cancer in January 2019. Determined to make the most of every day, Chrissie’s aim is to raise as much money as possible for charities and good causes close to heart, in and around Cornwall – as well as finding and spreading as much sunshine as she can. 

Chrissie Jackson founded Chrissie’s Sunshine Appeal after being diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic cancer in January 2019. Determined to make the most of every day, Chrissie’s aim is to raise as much money as possible for charities and good causes close to heart, in and around Cornwall – as well as finding and spreading as much sunshine as she can. 

 

Chrissie is a recognisable face around Newquay, having co-founded the Newquay Voice newspaper and serving as its photographer for 16 years. During this time, she has developed a strong bond with the community and all its groups, organisations and charities – which is why she wants to give back and support them. You can read more about the groups Chrissie has decided to support here.

Having raced from Australia to China in the second leg of the Clipper Round the World Race last year, Chrissie was about to set sail in the next stage from China to Seattle when she first became unwell and required immediate medical care. She was then subsequently diagnosed in January this year. Despite having to cut her Clipper journey short, the competition has given Chrissie the ability to push herself to her mental and physical limits. Sailing has been – and remains – a big part of Chrissie’s life. She remains determined to cross the Pacific Ocean! 

Even before her diagnosis, Chrissie had an incredibly positive and vibrant outlook on life. Something that remains today, despite the challenges ahead. Her late father always said there was no such word as ‘can’t’ – a motto Chrissie is embracing, making her determined to fight with all her strength and enjoy life to the fullest. Chrissie is keen for people to join her on her new, unexpected journey by supporting her causes and even holding fundraising events for the appeal. Please get in touch today to find out how you can help. 

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