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Richard Harries

Old Man On The Ocean

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

About[p]I am a partly retired consultant radiologist, living in a windmill in rural Lincolnshire with my (long-suffering) wife, Anna. We have 4 children between us and 4 grandchildren, all of whom, I hope, will be listening keenly for my updates from across the water and looking forward to my return to dry land in the hope of hearing some swashbuckling tales of adventure.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I am no stranger to putting my physical and mental endurance to the test. In the last few years I have raised over £7,500 for charity by taking part in various challenges including seven London Marathons, a Bear Grylls 5-day survival course in Scotland, climbing Kilimanjaro and, most recently, walking unsupported from Land’s End to John o’Groats.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I have been a volunteer doctor for the community first responder scheme LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Services) and EMICS (East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme) for about 5 years. Through this work I have an affinity with the emergency charity I have chosen to support, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.[/p]Event detailsOld Man on the Ocean[p]My bid to row across the Atlantic will start from one of the Canary Islands in late 2020 in order to avoid the hurricane season. The boat will be a specially designed ocean rowing boat with self-righting features, communications (GPS, VHF radio etc.), and two cabins (one for sleeping in). The journey of approximately 3000 nautical miles will take up to 3 months and I will face storms, huge waves, extremes of heat and cold, fatigue and sleep deprivation. Hopefully there will also be periods of calm and I should see a variety of wildlife such as dolphins, whales and perhaps sharks.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

17 Nov 2020


Jul 15, 2019


This is money donated at the Crowle Rescue Day on July 13th 2019.


Jul 4, 2019

E&G Jgs

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019


This is from Wendy Cod whom I met at Middle Rasen Gala. Thank you!


Jun 30, 2019


This is from Pat Smythe who I met at Middle Rasen Gala. Thank you!


Jun 27, 2019


This is from The PROBUS Club of Lincoln. Thank you!


Jun 4, 2019


From Geoff Handford. Thank you! I really enjoyed doing a presentation to "Who Let The Men Out" in Middle Rasen last night. Richard


Mar 28, 2019

Anne Jones

I will be following you all the way Richard x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 28, 2019

Chris Bull

Go boy go!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 26, 2019

Rotary Club of Market Rasen

This is a donation from The Rotary Club of Market Rasen following a presentation I did a few weeks ago. Thank you!


Mar 26, 2019


Good luck with your challenge. Always happy to support the Air Ambulance. What you are planning to do for them is amazing,

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid