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precious-lives-atlantic-challenge-2014

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Team story

[p][url=http://www.chsw.org.uk/precious-lives-atlantic-challenge][lt]img title="Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge supporting Children's Hospice South West" src="https://www.chsw.org.uk/image/_emailer-images/plac/2014-plac-challenge-announcement/header-plac.jpg" alt="Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge supporting Children's Hospice South West" width="640" height="150" /[gt][/url][/p][lt]h2[gt][span=color: #d50c8a;]Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge 2014[/span][lt]/h2[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The rowers were joined on their final few miles into the harbour by a flotilla of local boats including amongst others the St Marys lifeboat and St Mary’s and Lyme Regis gig clubs. Once in sight of the harbour they were serenaded in by Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York’. Greeted first by Dale Clark the Harbour Master and then by family members, the project team, staff and trustees from Children’s Hospice South West as well as crowds of spectators, Chris and Elliott certainly received a very warm welcome back to dry land.[lt]/div[gt][pre=text-align: justify;][p]Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge rows into the history books as Ocean rowers, Chris 'Darby' Walters and Elliott Dale, set foot on the quay steps at St Marys Harbour on the Isles of Scilly on 6th August 2014 setting a new world record for crossing the Atlantic in a modern ‘open class’ pairs boat. [lt]br /[gt]The intrepid duo have rowed 3246 miles from New York to the Isles of Scilly over the last 60 days, raising money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and have now set a new modern record for this journey.[lt]br /[gt]Only the second pairs rowing team ever to cross the Atlantic on this difficult route, Chris and Elliott have achieved a momentous milestone in rowing history. [lt]br /[gt]In their Rannoch pairs boat, Row 4 Precious Lives, the duo have battled the most atrocious weather conditions to arrive at St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly at 10.34 GMT on 6th August 2014 after an incredible 60 days, one hour and 6 minutes at sea.  [lt]br /[gt]The rowers were joined on their final few miles into the harbour by a flotilla of local boats including amongst others the St Marys lifeboat and St Mary’s and Lyme Regis gig clubs. [lt]br /[gt]Once in sight of the harbour they were serenaded in by Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York’. Greeted first by Dale Clark the Harbour Master and then by family members, the project team, staff and trustees from Children’s Hospice South West as well as crowds of spectators, Chris and Elliott certainly received a very warm welcome back to dry land.[lt]br /[gt]On Saturday, 7th June 2014, Elliott Dale and Chris 'Darby' Walters set off from New York to row a monumentous 3,246 miles across the unpredictable North Atlantic Ocean, to the Isles of Scilly. Elliott and Darby have chosen Children's Hospice South West as the beneficiaries of this momentous challenge.[lt]br /[gt]Thank you so much for visiting our page.  You donations to the Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge through Virgin Money Giving, will be quickly processed and passed directly to the Children's Hospice South West.[lt]br /[gt]We appreciate your support and encouragement and for the very kind donations that help the Childrenb's Hospice South West continue their incredible work and help make the most of short and precious lives across the South West.[/p][/pre][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;][url=http://www.chsw.org.uk/precious-lives-atlantic-challenge][b]Visit our website [gt][gt][/b][/url][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p][lt]h5[gt][span=color: #e5007e;][lt]span style="font-size: 1.5em;"[gt]Why the Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge?[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/h5[gt][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;]Darby and Elliott visited Little Bridge House in Fremington, North Devon, on of Children's Hospice South West's three hospices.  Both were incredibly moved and inspired by the journey of the children and families who find much needed support within the hospice and made a decision to raise essential funds and awareness of this regional charity that helps 'make the most of short and precious lives'.[/span][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][i][span=color: #d50c8a;][b]"Little Bridge House is a magical place - it is both heartwarming and heartbreaking" Elliott Dale[/b][/span][/i][/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt][span=text-align: justify;][lt]span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;"[gt]Children's Hospice South West delivers a range of services including short breaks, specialist play, music therapy, activities for siblings, palliative and emergency care, end of life care and bereavement support.[/span][lt]/span[gt][span=font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva; font-size: 13.6364px;] [/span][/p][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;]Th[/span][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;]ee homely hospices - Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall are special places with tailor-made family-friendly facilities.[/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;]It isn't simply the quality of the environment that makes each of the hospices so special; it is the love, friendship and smiles found inside, thanks to our specially selected care staff.[/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;]CHSW provide a loving, caring haven for each and every menber of the family who stay with us, including one-to-one care for the sick child, a special sibling service for well brothers and sisters, as well as vital support for mums and dads.[/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;] [/span][/div][div=text-align: justify;][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;] [/span][span=color: #000000; font-family: 'trebuchet ms',geneva; font-size: 13.6364px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;]To find out more about this wonderful work visit our website [gt][gt] [url=http://www.chsw.org.uk]www.chsw.org.uk[/url][/span][lt]div style="text-align: justify;"[gt][lt]object width="425" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/qBgnpnrSjok" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"[gt][lt]param name="data" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qBgnpnrSjok" /[gt][lt]param name="quality" value="high" /[gt][lt]param name="wmode" value="transparent" /[gt][lt]param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qBgnpnrSjok" /[gt][lt]/object[gt][/div][p][/p][lt]/div[gt]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

07 Jun 2014

Supporters

Nov 13, 2014

Clare Harker

Fantastic achievement - well done. An almost unbelievable feat!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2014

Steve Jones.

Well done Elliott and Chris, an awesome achievement! Hugely impressed and glad you made it safely.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2014

Anonymous

Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2014

Simon

Well done, a wonderful cause

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 29, 2014

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 28, 2014

Tracey

AMAZING! Finding it hard to put into words what an amazing thing you two have done.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 26, 2014

Lillian Cook

I have sent a message

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 26, 2014

Tamara Bernstein

WAY TO GO, GUYS!!!! So nice to turn on my computer this morning to read the great news about your arrival at St. Mary's!

£50.00

Aug 20, 2014

Anonymous

Well Done! An absolutely amazing feat!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 15, 2014

Mick & Babs Oliver

Very well done indeed and hopefully enjoying a well earned rest!

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Elliott Dale

Elliott Dale