Daring Greatly Crew 2018

Daring Greatly Crew 2018

Rowing 2,400 miles, unaided, to raise awareness around environmental sustainability.

£554 raised of £3,000 target 18 %
14 supporters 47 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 9:00am 14th July 2017

In June 2018 our crew of 4 women will be rowing in the Great Pacific Race, crossing 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii. It is a completely man-powered, self-sufficient race so we will eat, sleep and row on the boat, taking all provisions with us. We step on the boat in California, then off again in Hawaii. We are hoping to break the current world record of 50 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes.

Our purpose is to raise awareness around environmental sustainability, and funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres; both very worthwhile causes which speak to the enormity of the challenge we are undertaking and are also close to our hearts.

The row is costing us equivalent to a house deposit per person – it’s a lot of money, but the cost of not raising awareness is much greater.

Harmful practices occur everyday world-wide; practices such as contaminating our food chain with toxins from plastic, habitat degradation, actions causing climate change, and animal cruelty on a mass-scale.

Often we hear stories about these issues, but rarely do we see how it affects us and, moreover, how our actions directly contribute to the issues.

We hope to create an awareness campaign with a vibrant, relevant story which makes it relevant to you. Do you know what your impact on the planet is? If you could make one small change, what would it be? And would you bother?

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, and who continues to do so.