In December 2023 Atlantic R2R will embark on a unique and life changing expedition - to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean unaided - from La Gomera, Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
Competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is not ‘just’ a 3000-mile row across the Atlantic Ocean, but a 3-year operation of meticulous planning and preparation. As well as the obvious physical and mental preparation that will have to be undertaken, the team will also be tasks with hundreds of hours of fundraising, logistical and event planning as well as preparing the boat and all necessary safety equipment needed to make their crossing as fast and safe as possible!
Mental health is a subject close to many members of the team, but veteran’s mental health in particular is close to Tom and Paul since the death of a friend and former colleague due to mental health issues.
Rock2Recovery was founded by Jamie Sanderson RM and Jason Fox RM following long careers as senior ranking Royal Marines which resulted in medical discharges after diagnoses of stress illness and brain injury. R2R strive to create positive change when it is needed most and following their unique experience they recognize the need for rapid preventative interventions, specific coaching and assistance, including the provision of short and long-term refocusing support for veterans leaving the service with brain injuries and mental health issues attributable to their period of service.
By donating any amount, no matter how small, you will be helping us reach our £50,000 target and in turn dedicate more of our time to raising funds for Rock2Recovery!