Olympic Medallist Evi Van Acker Joins The Half Tonners


Evi Van Acker (in black centre) and the crew of Half Duke following their special presentation on the work of the Mothers & Midwives Support charity which they are promoting this week. At left in green is Baudouin Meyhui, the Commodore of the Koninklijke Yacht Club Nieuwpoort

After sailing this evening Olympic Laser Radial Bronze Medallist Evi Van Acker joined the crew of Half Duke to make a presentation promoting “Mothers & Midwives Support” the charity which they are promoting through their participation in this week’s regatta.

Mothers & Midwives Support is gathering funds to finance an ambulance boat for the Monvu Hospital and the Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their presentation included a short video on the work of the charity and the lives of the Idjwi Island community and the Monvu Hospital, for whom the ambulance boat will be a vital lifeline.

Evi is a patron of the charity and spent time speaking with the sailors and their families about the charity’s work and why this ambulance is so important.

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