March 5th, 2011

Sarah Outen – A Dip in the Ocean

In 2009 Sarah rowed across the Indian Ocean, Alone. On the way Sarah broke 2 oars, ate 500 bars of chocolate and still lost 20 kg body weight. The journey took 124 days and scooped three Guinness World Records along the way: first woman & youngest person to solo the Indian; youngest woman to solo any ocean. It was raw and elemental – just as adventure should be. Sarah’s first book ‘A Dip in the Ocean‘ will be published in February 2011 by Summersdale.

Sarah is due to start her next expedition ‘London2London:Via the World’ on April 1st 2011, from Tower Bridge, London. Click here to find out more.

John Gimlette – Wild Coast Travels on South America’s Untamed Edge

The Guianas have always defied human kind.  Despite 400 years of colonial effort, they remain some of the wildest, weirdest and most beautiful lands on the continent.

Visit John’s website for more information

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden at 2.30pm the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

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  1. On behalf of everyone here at Arthritis Research UK, thank you again for your very generous donation of £165.00. Your support is so valuable to us as it means we can continue to fund the vital research that’s needed to take away the pain and distress of arthritis.

    It is very kind of the members of The Globetrotters Club to choose to support our cause following a talk given by Sarah Outen who did a sponsored event in our favour, we greatly appreciate this generosity.

    Your gifts are helping to fund research to stop the pain of arthritis and hopefully prevent future generations being affected by this devastating condition.

    Our pioneering research is helping to identify the genetic factors that lead to conditions such as osteoarthritis, which affects over 6 million people in the UK alone. Your gifts are also helping our top scientists to look at how taking supplements, like vitamin D, could stop the progression of life-changing conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

    If you want to find out even more about arthritis and what can be done to ease the pain, please visit our website If you suffer from arthritis yourself, you can share your experiences with others. And you’ll find a wealth of useful information about our research projects, different types of arthritis and much more.

    Many thanks once again from all of us here at Arthritis Research UK for your kind donation.

    Best wishes

    Joanne Unwin

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