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Row2Recovery Foundation
Row2Recovery Foundation
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:


Endeavour Fund

Help for Heroes



For more information, please visit our website



Beyond Injury, Achieving the Extraordinary


raised towards 75,000.00 target


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Jul 18, 2016

Mark Time

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


May 26, 2016

Julian Huxtable

(plus 50.00 giftaid)

May 25, 2016

Jessica Brown

(plus 500.00 giftaid)

May 24, 2016

Megan Desmond


May 20, 2016

Simon Powell

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


May 19, 2016



May 18, 2016

Dr Ewan Kirk

(plus 250.00 giftaid)

May 18, 2016

Gordon Singer

(plus 250.00 giftaid)

May 18, 2016


May 14, 2016


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



Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 59,594.61

Direct donations


Raised offline 15,000.00

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