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The Row2Recovery Amputee Atlantic Row

The Row2Recovery Amputee Atlantic Row

Why we need your help

In early 2015, four military amputees rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean, to raise money for their fellow injured service personnel.

The Challenge started in La Gomera in the Canary Islands; and finished finishing 46 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes later in Antigua. 29 crews entered into the race but the other 28 were all able bodied. 

Renowned for its tough conditions, participants typically row two hours on, two hours off, 24 hours per day. Competitors burn around 8,000 calories daily and lose roughly 20% of their body weight over the duration of the race. Alongside physical exertion, the rowers will face 40 foot waves, tropical storms, sleep deprivation, sweltering heat and the psychological challenges of living and working in a turbulent natural environment.

This was our charity's Atlantic crossing; but our first ever with an all-amputee crew.

The crew was:

Our skipper, and serving Light Dragoon, Lance Corporal Cayle Royce, MBE. Cayle, 29, from Devon underwent a double amputation and lost the fingers on his left hand following an IED blast in Helmand, Afghanistan whilst serving in the Brigade Reconnaissance Force in 2012. Cayle was a member of the 2013/14 Row2Recovery crew.

Former Irish Guardsman Paddy Gallagher, 30. Paddy lives in Cambridgeshire and lost his right leg below the knee in an IED blast in Nad E Ali, Afghanistan in 2009.

Former RAF Flight Sergeant Parachute Jump Instructor Nigel Rogoff, 56. Nigel lives in Hereford and lost his leg above the knee whilst taking part in a Royal Air Force parachuting display. 

Serving Royal Marine Colour Sergeant Lee Spencer, 46. Lee is from Yelverton. After coming through three operational tours of Afghanistan unscathed, Lee lost his right leg below the knee after being hit by flying debris as he was helping save the life of a crashed civilian motorist on the central reservation of the M3 in Surrey.

This money raised will be divided equally between:

Blesma

Endeavour Fund

Help for Heroes

Row2Recovery

 

For more information, please visit our website www.Row2Recovery.com

 

PLEASE SUPPPORT THESE AMAZING LADS!

Beyond Injury, Achieving the Extraordinary

52,457.46

raised towards 75,000.00 target

52457.46
75000.00

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Supporters

Jul 18, 2016

To four men who inspire a nation. Well done fellas xx

100.00

May 26, 2016

Julian Huxtable

200.00
(plus 50.00 giftaid)

May 25, 2016

2000.00
(plus 500.00 giftaid)

May 24, 2016

270.00

May 20, 2016

Thanks for a great night at the charity ball. This is for the comedy tickets

110.00

May 19, 2016

25.00

May 18, 2016

Dr Ewan Kirk

1000.00
(plus 250.00 giftaid)

May 18, 2016

Gordon Singer

1000.00
(plus 250.00 giftaid)

May 18, 2016

Anonymous


May 14, 2016

From the rowers who took part in the 24hr sponsored row at the British Embassy Amman.

90.00

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Total raised so far

52,457.46

Total plus Gift Aid 59,594.61

Direct donations

37,457.46

Raised offline 15,000.00

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