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Vicki Smith from Halifax

Vicki Smith from Halifax independent Financial Advisers in Aylesbury is off to Mauritius (pictured above) for a week after having her name pulled out of the hat in Britannic Retirement Solutions&#39 Talk More competition. Also off to sunnier climes is Momentum Financial Services&#39 Philip Hunt, who exchanges his native Farnborough for a week in Morocco.

UCB Homeloans managing director Charles Reed (pictured right) is one of the scurvy dogs crewing the UKSA Whirlwind on its 615-mile trip from Cowes to the pile of rock off the south-west tip of Ireland known as the Fastnet and then back to Plymouth.

In a bid to raise over £4,000 for charities Macmillan and The Children&#39s Trust at Tadworth, Reed will be repeating a similar excursion that he took in 2001, after which he swore never to do anything remotely like it again.

Take the sick bag, Charlie, it could be choppy.

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