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Minds Matter - Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2020

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 2020 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 2017). 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]
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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.

Jul 9, 2020

paul garwin

£20.90 plus £5.23 Gift Aid

Jun 27, 2020


Best of luck gents, an incredible and inspiring challenge for a fantastic cause. Smash it!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 18, 2020

Philip Cavanagh

Very best of luck lads. I’m very proud to see patience getting back out on the ocean, and I hope she gets you there safely like she did for us. She’s an incredible boat, take care of her and she’ll take care of you!


Apr 25, 2020

Neil and sheryl

Apr 24, 2020

The Daruvalla’s

Adam, you are such an inspiration. Wishing you and stu all the best with training and the race, sure you’ll smash it! Looking forward to hearing about your journey.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2020

Ewan brown

Good luck with the Barnet chop 👍👍

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2020

Chris & Ken Jacobs


Apr 18, 2020

Louisa and Paul

Good luck Adam! An excellent cause 👍🏻

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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