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Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3000 mile rowing race across the atlantic ocean starting at La Gomera one of the Canary Islands ending at the Island of Antigua in the Caribbean.[/p][p]Like a lot of ordinary people we both share a desire to find out and wonder if we would be capable of achieving in an extreme environment and big challenge.[/p][p]The Talisker Whisky, Atlantic Row is billed a ‘THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROW’. Crews are unsupported whilst at sea and carry all the equipment needed to survive what the ocean crossing will throw at them.[/p][p]50 foot waves, water maker malfunctions, blisters, salt sores, relentless rowing and sleep deprivation, amongst other things.[/p][p]We will certainly test our lifelong friendship during the crossing. As a team of two we can keep each-other focused on the challenge in training and the build-up period. Keeping spirts up during the weeks alone at sea by sharing the highs and lows.[/p][p]The two charities chosen have significant personal links and they will share the funds raised 50/50. [/p][p]Blue’s wife was diagnosed with Cervical cancer a few years ago, now all clear Blue is keen to pay back in some way for the support he received at the time and since as a young father of two who had to face some scary thoughts.[/p][p]‘Brain Research Uk’ was a charity chosen India Wilkinson, the daughter of close family friends who battled with Brain Tumours for two years. [/p][p]Her courage and positive attitude during these years inspired Hugh that perhaps it was time to stop putting things off and get and row an ocean before he is too old to do it.[/p][p]Having seen some of the significant TV and Press coverage of the Talisker Race it stood out as a well organised and supported way to get an experience and challenge ourselves. It limits the chance of failure and hopefully makes the risk somewhat manageable and at the same time raise significant funds for our charities.[/p][p]We hope to inspire other ordinary folk to take new things on and challenge themselves with extraordinary adventures.[/p]

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Jul 19, 2018


Thanks so much for helping me out earlier Hugh. Much appreciated. Good luck with this challenge!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid