I'm doing this challenge to raise much needed funds for 3 extraordinary charities that mean the world to me Cyclists Fighting Cancer, Samaritans and Youth Adventure Trust:

We will be fundraising for these charities throughout the run up to these Ocean Rowing challenges as well as during the rows.  The goal is to raise over £300,000 to be split equally between the 3 charities.

To donate to our charities use the link here:


 

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

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Samaritans
Stratford upon Avon

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Youth Adventure Trust

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Why are these charities important to me?
Having lost a mother to cancer and a father to suicide, perhaps you can understand why two of these charities are causes very close to my heart and the excellent work they both do in the communities is extraordinary.  Equally, there is a real power I have discovered from adventure, and to be able to support youngsters in their own adventures is a very special thing to be able to do.  The Youth Adventure Trust are a sparkling success story in getting vulnerable young people out there who otherwise may not get the chance.


Cyclists Fighting Cancer
www.cyclistsfc.org.uk
Cyclists Fighting Cancer – works to help children and young people living with cancer across the UK regain their physical fitness, strength, mental wellness and confidence by giving them new bikes, specially adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support.  They are passionate about sharing the benefits of exercise and activity for people living with and beyond cancer.


Samaritans Stratford upon Avon

www.samaritans.org

Samaritans - are there whoever might need them, whenever that may be.  Mental health is so important and we all need to take responsibility for this - in ourselves, our families, our friends, our colleagues and even the stranger on the street.  In addition, their outreach work within the community is vital for the mental health of our youngsters and the wider community.

 

Youth Adventure Trust
www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk

Youth Adventure Trust – works with vulnerable young people from 11-16 to unlock their potential and lead positive lives in the future.  They deliver mentoring to support youngsters in a positive way through their unique Youth Adventure Programme and this is a genuinely life changing opportunity, giving young people the chance to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills that will last a lifetime.