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Transatlantic Traffords

3 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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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Personal Challenge Date

12 Dec 2018

Supporters

Apr 18, 2019

Sarah Morley

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2019

Henry

Great presentation and (X-rated...) photos/videos - what a family achievement.

Apr 17, 2019

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2019

Robin and Sarah Grove

Wow - Many congratulations James. What an achievement

Apr 17, 2019

H

Well done! Very inspiring!

Apr 17, 2019

Jonathan Morley

Incredible achievement!

Apr 15, 2019

Eleanor Newton

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019

Ian Brothwood

What a great family achievement.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019

Katherine Keenan

Amazing achievement!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2019

Paul Ayres

There’s life in the old dog yet ! The demands of clients are nothing compared to what you and your boys have achieved...,

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

HUGO TRAFFORD

HUGO TRAFFORD

James Trafford

James Trafford

Joe Trafford

Joe Trafford