David Middleton


MS Trust
The Multiple Sclerosis Trust works with and for the 100,000 people in the UK with multiple sclerosis. Our vision is to enable people with MS to live their lives to the full. The MS Trust provides information that is tailored to what people want to know; education for health professionals about what people with multiple sclerosis need; research into better management of MS and support for anyone affected by MS.

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The Atlantic Lions

David Middleton

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/AtlanticLions

 Hi....  and a very warm welcome to all our families, friends, followers and to all those who are visiting this page for the first time.

As you read this we have just completed rowing 3000 miles, over 51 days and 1240 hours across the mighty Atlantic Ocean from La Gomeira to Antigua. We experienced mountainous seas, severe sea-sickness, painful salt sores and hallucinations but we made landfall at the historic Nelson's Boatyard in English Harbour at 21:21 UK time on 9 Feb 2016.

By rowing - and indeed racing - across the Atlantic we have aimed to not only raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis but also to raise a huge amount of money - £100,000 is our target to combat MS. The MS Trust - our chosen charity for our Atlantic Challenge is a charity incredibly close to our hearts and every donation large or small will go a long way to change the lives of MS sufferers.

It has taken over 18 months of hard training and fund raising to get to where we are now and every pound you donate on this page will go to the MS Trust. We are absolutely determined in raising over £100,000 for the Trust and from the vastness of this ocean and now safely on land we would like to thank you for your support. It has been incredibly tough out on the ocean but not as tough as those who suffer from multiple sclerosis. To find out more about us and our challenge please visit our website at www.atlanticlions.com

Best wishes,

The Atlantic Lions
Ocean Rowers: David Middleton, Matt Townsend, Joe Mile & Charlie Hayward


We made landfall in Nelson's Dockyard,  English Harbour, Antigua at 01:21 10 February 2016 GMT (9 Feb 21:21 local time)

The winners were:
1st: Tommy Vickers - 09 Feb 23:00 - Champagne
2nd: Liz Wright - 10 Feb 22:00 - Canvas Print of the Lions
3rd: Mark Jones - 10 Feb 09:00 - Bottle of Talisker Whisky
4th: Brian Ford - 09 Feb 16:27 - Lions Shirt
5th: Angela Macdonald - 10 Feb 12:15 - Lions Shirt

A small consolation prize will be awarded to Granny Hayward, 88 year old grandmother of Charlie who guessed the most accurate time of 09 Feb 24:00, however she guessed one day after the closing date of 6 Feb. Lions adhere to the rules!

Thank you to all for participating - an additional £519 was raised for the MS Trust

Recent donors


22.01.17 Congratulations on a wonderful achievement

19.01.17 For returning with Sean's trailer

14.01.17 Well done boys, fantastic achievement!

28.11.16 Oops thought we had already done this! Sorry it's late. A truly amazing effort!

14.10.16 Well done

07.10.16 Thanks for the talk last week - stirring stuff!

07.10.16 many thanks on behalf of Canterbury Table + for an inspiring talk

27.08.16 Thanks for your inspiring story at North Mymms and sharing your adventure

26.08.16 Guys, great to see you at North Mymms and thoroughly enjoyed the talk, stories and the beers afterwards (I should have won the pool!). Inspired!!

09.08.16 Congratulations to Matt and friends, tremendous achievement!

04.08.16 proud to be able to contribute. looking up to you guys, good luck.


30.06.16 A most courageous effort and successful fundraising adventure. Well done Charlie and all the team.

15.06.16 As an MS sufferer I thank you from the bottom of my heart xxxxx


04.05.16 Kent College collection 29/4/16

27.04.16 Amazing achievement! Well done boys!

24.04.16 Hearing of your plans at Jamie and Grace's wedding, Dave, I guess I didn't really appreciate exactly what awaited you. Have just read all about it on your site, and now I do! Congratulations to you all on such an amazing, life-changing achievement!

22.04.16 We heard the talk last night at PHB...fantastic effort. Well done from David and Rob at Realest

16.04.16 Well done guy's, fantastic achievement!

10.04.16 Awesome Dave and your mates on your challenge from Craig, (Steve's Barber)

09.04.16 Roving rovers, well done

08.04.16 A fantastic achievement for a very worthwhile cause.

01.04.16 Well done Matt & Co.


Running total

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David briggs
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