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Transatlantic Traffords

3 team members

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Team story

[p]In December 2018, James, Hugo and Joe Trafford set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to embark on a 3,000 mile unsupported trans-Atlantic row to Antigua in the Caribbean. They became the first family trio to row an ocean and broke the world record for the fastest trio ever to row across the Atlantic. [/p][p]They did it in aid of St Christopher's Hospice, who promote and provide skilled and compassionate palliative care of the highest quality.[/p][p]They were taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and experienced huge waves, strong winds and 40 degree heat whilst suffering from salt sores, blisters, sleep deprivation, seasickness and fatigue. The boys rowed 2 hours on 1 hour off, non-stop, until they reached English Harbour in Antigua after 41 days 4 hours and 22 minutes.[/p][p]This voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. To this day, many more people have climbed Everest, reached the North Pole or ventured into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic.[/p][p][b]About St Christopher's[/b][/p][p]St Christopher’s helps people live their lives to the full, supporting them and their families through terminal illness. Based in South East London, the world-renowned hospice has a teaching programme that shares its expertise with people caring for the dying and bereaved across the UK and also around the world; helping to shape the way that we are all cared for at the end of life.[/p][p]To support the hospice, they rowed 3,000 miles, with all their supplies and equipment on-board, and no contact with the world except the occasional satellite phone call. The physical training was arduous, but the mental preparation for one of the toughest challenges in sport was probably the biggest hurdle. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Message from Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive at St Christopher’s Hospice: [/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]“We are thrilled and amazed that James, 59, and his two sons Joe, 18, and Hugo, 22, are supporting St Christopher’s by rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic! Their super-human efforts will help us make a real difference – both through our practical care and training for other professionals and carers - to lots and lots of people who are struggling with the challenges of death, dying and loss.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Good luck, and bon voyage!”[/p][p][br][/p][p]Heather Richardson[/p][p]Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s Hospice[/p]
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12 Dec 2018




James, What an achievement! Many congratulations to all three of you. Best wishes, Chris

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Jo and Christopher Benson

Amazing !!! The Office Will Never Be The Same.

£3000.00 plus £750.00 Gift Aid



Such an amazing achievement, James and apologies for the delay. Our best to your brilliant sons as well. love Becca and Justin

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid



So proud of you all xxx


Abi Nott

What an amazing achievement!! Congratulations Traffs.

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£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Charles H

Just when you had thought I had forgotten the other half... Indeed on rereading the small print I see that there is a £50 bonus per world record - damn. Very well done though.

£400.00 plus £100.00 Gift Aid


James Wilkinson.

Dear James, I don’t know what you were thinking when you agreed to this but you certainly have achieved something incredible. Congratulations. James

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Chloe Smith

Well done James and family!

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James Trafford

James Trafford

Joe Trafford

Joe Trafford