Natracare prides itself in being a company that has grown through our courage and daring to take on the challenges of the corporate brands and to offer women a real choice in feminine and personal care. Natracare congratulates women that have the courage to take on their own personal challenges, and here you can read about some of these women that we have been able to help along the way.
Sarah Outen: Solo Across the Indian 2009
In Spring 2009, 23 year old Sarah Outen is taking on a very exciting, record-breaking, and ever so slightly crazy sort of challenge! Involving a small boat, some oars and over 3,100 miles of Indian Ocean, Sarah will row solo from Western Australia to Mauritius in a bid to become the first woman, and youngest and fastest person, to make the crossing. Rowing up to 12 hours a day under a scorching sun, riding 30ft waves, battling winds and currents, sharks, capsizes and shipping traffic, it will be a test of endurance, stamina and sense of humour.
Teenager Rosie Marks from Devon, has shown a keen dedication to her sport of surfing. Already she has achieved second place in the British School’s Championships for under 18’s and fourth place in the Ripcurl English Nationals Junior Competition in 2003. Natracare is extremely pleased to sponsor Rosie and helping her to continue and improve her surfing career.
Huso’s sculptures are intended to raise eyebrows of both men and women bemused by this age-old taboo by dividing her collection hormonally. Natracare became interested in Huso’s unique ability and stepped in to sponsor her so that she could continue to work on her Right-on collection, and take it to London to exhibit.
Lyn Huso’s work is closely allied with the Natracare ethos and, like Natracare; she exhibits both daring and determination in her outlook. Her sculptures immediately struck a chord with the company and we were concerned that, without financial support, this excellent artwork may not be available for the general public to view. Original ideas and concepts need the support and patronage of companies in order that more people can take pleasure in them. We support Lyn Huso’s daring and enthusiasm and hope that many will enjoy her art.
Gyrfalcon, also called Valur FC, which translated means 'Valur on flying wings', is based in Reykjavik and is one of the premier teams in Icelandic women's football. The team has won the Iceland National Championship four times, and the FA Cup Tournament eight times during the last 22 years.
Valur FC shows all the qualities we admire and would like to believe we share, such as courage, determination and 'balls' (pardon the pun).
Ellen Miller, who lives in Vail, Colorado, is a living inspiration for everyone who seeks a more interesting life. During the past five years, Miller has finished in the money in some of the world's toughest adventure races, set the previous women's world record for a high-altitude ski descent in the Himalayas (on Mustagh Ata), climbed in the Alps, the Himalayas, Alaska and South America, and reached the summit of Everest twice. Not bad for a former grocery story manager.
At age 17, Taunton’s table tennis star, Kate Steward produced some quality performances for England.
In April 2003, in The Junior Six Nations Tournament held at The Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff, she played at number one in a victorious England's side. In a round robin England secured 5-0 victories over Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Guernsey and The Isle of Man.