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Challenge of a lifetime

When we think of spending a fortnight in the Caribbean, we probably imagine lounging on a beautiful beach and taking a well-earned rest...

St.Margarets Hospice, Taunton

But Craig Thomas, who is a transport supplier for the Taunton depot, does things a little differently. As part of 'Challenge of a lifetime', raising money for St. Margaret's Hospice, Craig joined a 940-mile, 14-day sailing trip from Antigua to the Bahamas - the fifth leg of a round-the-world expedition. 

When he signed up, Craig had never sailed in his life, and he couldn't even swim! But his spirit of adventure paid off: with the help of Howdens - in Taunton and Illminster - he managed to raise £5,000 for the cause.