Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.
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[p]'Tame the Kraken' is comprised of one man on a mission. My name is Tim Crockett a Special Forces veteran who has spent much of my life and career in and out of war zones. After 12 years of service in the Royal Marines and Special Boat Service, I became a consultant providing safety & security to journalists all over the world.[/p][p]In 2016, I reconnected with a fellow veteran in the way many of us do with old friends these days – over social media. Then just six weeks later, I learned that my friend who had struggled with PTSD for many years had taken his own life. It was no secret to me that throughout my service both in the military and as a civilian, war impacted people in many different ways. I knew many people including friends coming out of these war zones suffered from anxiety, depression, alienation and thoughts of suicide brought on by PTSD. However the jarring loss of my friend left a nagging feeling that I wasn’t doing enough to help on a larger scale. [/p][p]Enter the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Rowing across the Atlantic Ocean is considered one of the most grueling physical challenges on earth. It is a race of more than 3,000 nautical miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua. For perspective, fewer people have successfully made this journey solo than have summited Mt. Everest or ventured into Space. [/p][p]So why this challenge? Despite the adventure and hardship the challenge presents, the primary purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and education around the issue of mental health. By raising money, we will provide support for charities that have a shared mission and common goals - to address mental health and the effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries with the ultimate aim to prevent veteran suicide. Now as a dual citizen, I will be supporting veterans on both sides of the Atlantic.[/p][p]While I’ll be alone in the Atlantic, I need your help and by doing so you will be helping many other tame their own personal 'Kraken'.[/p][p]Update (March 2019): So I did it, I managed to row the 3,000nm across the Atlantic taking 63 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. It was tough, mainly due to the lack of weather but I achieve my aim in safely rowing solo across the Atlantic. Now I need your help to hit our new financial goal to help those that need urgent assistance.[/p][p]Update (July 2019): This is our final push of this campaign and it will close out 13th August 2019 which is 6 months after my arrival in Antigua. While this campaign is coming to an end it is not the end for Team Kraken, we have already chosen the next challenge and will reveal alll next month. Help us get as much money raised for Combat Stress as we can. Thank you!![img]Image_4953[/img][/p]