Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.

Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2022

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b][i]As serving fire fighters, Stu and Adam have both had to overcome some form of mental health problems during their working life. Coping with the loss of colleagues at work, the regular pressures of making life and death decisions, whilst attending a wide variety of life threatening incidents, or daily pressures such as keeping a roof over their families’ heads. It is of no surprise then that over the last few years we have all witnessed a dramatic increase in mental health issues in the workplace and both Adam and Stu are determined to do something about it, for everyone’s benefit. [/i][/b][/p][p][b][i]One in four people will experience some form of mental health issue in a given year (MHFA England, July 2018). Mental health issues are responsible for 72 million working days lost, costing £34.9 billion each year (MHFA England, July 2018). Poor mental health severely impacts on individuals and their families, especially those in the emergency services. [/i][/b][/p][p][b][i]Stu and Adam are looking to row across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua in December 2022 to raise money for, and awareness of mental health in the workplace. [/i][/b][/p][p][b][i]This challenge is highly physically demanding and very few people have successfully completed it (3,000 miles in 37 days - this will beat a record previously set back in 2019). The duo have been supported in their preparation by students and staff at Solent University who have been and will continue to train Adam and Stu to reach peak physical condition before setting on.[/i][/b][/p]
Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2022 image 1
Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2022 image 2
Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2022 image 3
Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2022 image 4
Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2022 image 5
Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2022 image 6

Share their story


Nov 19, 2020


Song Division- Rockstar Rowers


Nov 12, 2020

Georgia and Alex xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 11, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2020

Old Bond Store

OBS members donations for the first two weeks

£175.00 plus £43.75 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2020

Rosie Gibson

Good luck!!! What a challenge!!! You’re doing such an amazing thing, stay safe! :) Rosie, Lea and Neil xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 4, 2020


Good luck from President Tim and all the members of Melcombe Regis Rotary Club. Look forward to hearing all about it on your return


Aug 26, 2020

Sam Hardy

Good luck with your journey, I’m so proud of my Uncle for challenging himself for such a good cause and always being determined and strong willed. I hope the weather isn’t too bad out there and you aren’t eaten by sharks.

£11.00 plus £2.75 Gift Aid

Aug 5, 2020

Lou toob

Good luck guys!

Jul 30, 2020

Paul and Karyna Gibbons

Hi both good luck and hope it goes well, safe travels

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2020

Tim and Sharyn Creed

Thanks for the talk last night, really good presentation. Small private donation from my wife and I. Melcombe Regis Rotary Club will be donating in the next few days. Best wishes to Adam & Stu.

Adam Bundle

Adam Bundle

Stuart Vince

Stuart Vince