Race raises £23,000 cash

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A ROUND-THE-WORLD yacht race has raised thousands for charity.

The Gosport-based Clipper Ventures’ race saw sailors spend 11 months at sea crossing the globe.

Now the firm has revealed the Clipper Round the World Race 2013-14 has raised £23,000 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

The trust works with every young person’s primary cancer care unit in the UK, and offers people aged between eight and 24 a chance to sail.

The cash has come from supporters, individual crew members, teams, skippers and sponsors, including Fareham-based PSP Logistics. It means the trust can take an extra 43 people recovering from cancer on a four-day sailing trip. The 44,000-mile race finished in London this month.