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Sophie finishes with a bronze medal…

Last week we told you that Sophie Holmes was taking part in the Crossing for a Cure and said that we would update you with how it all went. Sophie competed in the crossing by paddle boarding between Bimini in the Bahamas and Florida on the mainland of the US. Sophie posted the following on Facebook and it really doesn’t need anything else from us other than to say Sophie you are an absolute inspiration and to finish in third place is a truly remarkable achievement and one that you should be so proud of!!

If you don’t challenge yourself you don’t realise what you can become!

Crossing for a cure has raised over $600,000 for #CysticFibrosis, just wow!!!! After the best sleep and biggest breakfast (I had two in one) I can safely say this has been by far one of the best experiences of my life, toughest challenge I’ve ever done and it’s only made me fall in love with the ocean and challenges even more … even with flying fish hitting you mid storm!

With the weather not on our sides and the rain coming down it really was a test of how badly do you want to win.. I will be back next year to battle the 80 miles stronger than ever and pray for flat water so I can race the dolphins 🐬 !

Huge thank you to @travis_suit @lizsuit @crossingforacure @pipersangelsfoundation @saltsupplylife for such an insane adventure and for having me it’s been incredible.

THANK YOU to all of YOU for your support, messages, tags, and donations ❤️ changing the lives for those with CF – if you still want to donate – hit the link in my bio!! Lastly, well done to all the other #cfwarriors who well and truly smashed and showed CF who we are and what we are made of.. #wewillwin #strongertogether!

#cysticfibrosis #crossingforacure #paddleboarding #challenge

Remember if you still want to sponsor Sophie then click here. We are always amazed and inspired by everything that Sophie does and look forward to even more of her challenges and successes.

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Sophie’s next amazing challenge raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis

Sophie Holmes was our main inspiration for setting up Banana Crumble and definitely the reason we chose to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

We have always featured Sophie’s challenges and fundraising and thought it was about time we brought you up to date with her latest fundraising event and yet another amazing feat that she has set herself.

For those of you who don’t know about Sophie then click here to find out more. Sophie is taking part in the Crossing For A Cure endurance challenge. If you want to sponsor Sophie then here is the link

The Crossing For A Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland in Lake Worth. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis. Travis Suit’s (the event organiser) daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old. On the Crossing For A Cure website it states:

“The Crossing for a Cure provided a great opportunity to show that no matter what obstacles we face in life, we can always use the gift of choice to persevere.” 

Sophie leaves for Florida today (Thursday) and we would like to wish her and the rest of the paddlers all the best of luck as they take part and complete what will be an amazing venture. Hopefully when Sophie returns we can get some photos and information about the trip.

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