Cast adrift: Agent agrees to spend 24 hours at sea in a life raft

An estate agent has agreed to be cast adrift at sea in a life raft to raise money for charity.

Well, almost.

Estate agent Chris Wood, who runs estate agency PDQ in Cornwall, will spend 24 hours in a life raft tied to a buoy in Falmouth Bay along with around half a dozen other hardy souls later this year.

The exercise has been organised by military charity Turn to Starboard, which lays on Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses to support serving or retired armed forces personnel who have been affected by military operations.

Wood has already been raising money for the charity through his business and also on his personal Facebook account (where he promises to stop telling terrible jokes in exchange for donations).

How rough a ride Wood, who has been a reservist for many years, and his companions are in for remains to be seen but he told EYE he was happy to take part regardless.

He said: “Falmouth Bay is one of the largest deep water natural anchorages in the world but if it’s a southerly wind then it might get a bit choppy.

“The work that the charity does for the guys who suffered as a result of military operations is incredible and if I can put up with bobbing around in a nice, safe life raft with all the safety gear available nearby, then it’s the least I can do.”

His companions may have more than just the waves to worry about though.

Wood added: “The other people in the raft will have to suffer my jokes for about 24 hours.”

You can support Wood in his fundraising effort, which takes place on May 18, here.

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4 Comments

  1. Chris Wood

    Thank you PIE for helping me raise awareness of and, hopefully, much needed funds for, this excellent charity which has turned around the lives of men, women and their families affected by operations.

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    1. fluter

      A dislike for raising awareness of a charitable event, how sad is that? Well done Chris

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  2. David M

    Well done Chris!!    If you need any extra material do let me know…my jokes are awful….

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  3. AgentV

    Well done Chris….when it gets choppy, just think of it as being like on a roller coaster…always worked for me!

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