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Dave 'Dinger' Bell

Dave 'Dinger' Bell

NY2UKSoloRow

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Dave “Dinger” Bell plans on rowing solo 3,118 miles the wrong way across the North Atlantic unsupported for charity![/b][/p][p]Dinger plans to attempt a North Atlantic solo row starting in New York, USA to Falmouth, UK in May 2021, completely unsupported. That means Dinger must leave New York with everything he needs to complete the entire crossing. He is self-funding the expedition so every cent raised goes directly to his designated UK charities and organisations: 100% will go to the SBSA of which 30% will be passed to Rock 2 Recovery.[/p][p]Rowing solo from New York to continental Europe unsupported has never been done before! [/p][p]The North Atlantic is a very different crossing than the more usual Mid Atlantic route made famous by the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Fewer than 60 people have ever rowed across the North Atlantic while over 100 people rowed the Mid Atlantic last year alone. [/p][p]There is good reason for this, the largest wave ever recorded was in the North Atlantic, reaching 29 meters/95 feet high. The North Atlantic is a dangerous place, he risks being hit by storms, being run over by other ships, icebergs, the boat capsizing, exhaustion to name a few.[/p][p]It is not an easy personal challenge for anyone to even attempt but those that know Dinger are not surprised by his determination to complete this North Atlantic solo row.[/p][p]In 1991, Dinger joined the Royal Marines and served 20 years conducting operational deployments around the world. But rowing the Atlantic was something Dinger had an interest in since 1997. So Dinger retired early from the Marines knowing his time would not be spent wearing a “smoking jacket, pipe and slippers.”[/p][p]The first year of retirement, Dinger cycled over 1200 miles down the length of Thailand. The second year, he walked all 282 of the Scottish Munros (a mountain over 3000 feet). He hiked almost every day for 5 months. On the third year, Dinger spent his time in the French Alps on skis in the winter and in the summer mountain biking, hiking, running and swimming. Now, year four is Dinger’s biggest challenge yet. To raise money for the SBSA and Rock 2 Recovery through this North Atlantic solo row. [/p][p]During this pandemic, Dinger realised how UK charities, organisations and the public needed a mental and financial boost. They need something to get behind, to be inspired, and help charities and organisations at the same time. Charities are unable to do big fundraising events, so now is the time to do it![/p][p]For more information, contact Dinger at [url=http://mailto:dinger@knotworking1664.co.uk]dinger@knotworking1664.co.uk[/url].[/p]
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Supporters


May 18, 2021

Harry D

BS&G.

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 18, 2021

Rick Asher

Good luck Dinger From the Asher family


May 18, 2021

Anonymous

Good luck. Thousands of people will be rooting for you!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 18, 2021

Erin

£30.00


May 18, 2021

Steve V

Good luck and Gods speed Dinger!

£100.00


May 16, 2021

Anonymous

Stay strong!

£30.00


May 16, 2021

Phil Jones

Dinger, good luck mate

£100.00


May 15, 2021

Anonymous

From David Clark

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 15, 2021

Abbie & Marcus

Just think of the Pie & Mash at the end, hopefully the Martyrs will be open by then!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 15, 2021

Slitchfield

Live your dreams, you can do it xx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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