Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge

by atlanticrow in England

We did it
On 10th November 2015 we successfully raised £2,501 with 53 supporters in 42 days

Help us to raise funds for the Alzheimer's society and St Clare's Hospice by backing our campaign to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

by atlanticrow in England

Hello and thanks for looking at our project,

On December 15th 2015 Andy Warner and Sean McGuigan will set off from La Gomera to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua unsupported. We will not have an engine. We do not have sails. We will be rowing the whole way. We will be making our own water, we will carry our own food. We will power our kit and watermaker using solar energy. 

We are doing the crossing to raise money for two amazing charities. The Alzheimer's society and St Clare's Hospice. we aim to raise £100'000 for the charities. So far we have raised the majority of the funds needed to do the challenge by selling advertising on our boat the Men of Iron. However there are lots of costs involved. We are now very close to the start and need to raise £4000 to pay essential costs. This is our final hurdle. We are asking for public help to raise this £4000 to help us to raise a far greater amount for our charities.

The row is described as the worlds toughest rowing race. We will be at sea for up to 2 months. We will be rowing 24 hours a day in 2 hour shifts. one rows, one sleeps. we will not have a safety boat following us. When I say unsupported I mean unsupported. Nobody else is allowed to hand us supplies or give us assistance. We will be navigating, carrying our own food and powering the boat. We have both sacrificed a lot to do this for our charities. We have trained to become qualified RYA Ocean Yachtmasters specifically for the challenge. Neither of us have ever rowed or done anything like this before. We decided to do this as we want to raise as much as possible for our charities and in order to do this you need to do something extraordinary. 

Please help us to make this a reality by donating. See our rewards section to find out what we will offer in return for your generousity.

Many thanks

Sean and Andy

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£1 or more

£1 Reward

Every penny helps us. Pledge whatever you can afford and know that you have helped us to get a step nearer to the start line. For pledging £1 you get entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of Talisker Storm whisky. Thank you.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

You will know that you have helped towards reaching our total. Every penny counts. Thank you.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

we will mention you on our website as a backer (unless you wish to remain anonymous) Thank you for pledging. Every penny is a step nearer to the start line in La Gomera.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

You will receive a mention on our website as a backer. You will get a small picture on the selfie area of the boat and of course you will know that you have helped these amazing charities by getting us a step closer to the start line in La Gomera.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Feed us Because of the high amount of calories required by both rowers and the difficulty of eating on the go we have to have specialist foods for the row. To feed both rowers for a day costs around £50. If you feed us you will get a shout out on both our website and social media on the day that you have sponsored. You can also have a selfie photograph on the boat selfie area.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

In return for your help you will receive a mention on our website. You will have an advert on our website and a mention on our social media pages. You will receive a team tee shirt and an advert, logo or message on the wall area of the boat. You will also know that you have helped these amazing charities. Alternatively you could choose any combination of the previously mentioned prizes adding up to the £100 pledge.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

£250 would be a huge boost to the team. You would be feeding the team for a week. If you donate this amount You will receive a large advert on the Wall area of the boat. You will get a team tee shirt and an advert on our website and mention on our social media pages. . You will get a bottle of Talisker Storm Whisky from the race sponsors valued at £40. You will know that you have helped these amazing charities.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

This amount will buy us a Para anchor. This will keep us safe during stormy seas and in adverse weather. In return you will receive a large advert on the boat. You will receive 2 team tee shirts. You will get a prominent advert on the website. Access to the team for promotional purposes and mentions on our social media pages . We will take a picture of the team holding your advert or message of choice whilst at sea and share it via our social media pages and website. You will know that you have helped these amazing charities. You will also get a bottle of Talisker Storm Whisky from our race sponsors Talisker Whisky. At the end of the race you will own the sea anchor from the boat which you can either keep or sell on to regain some of your investment.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

£1000 would pay a large amount of the shipping and transport costs for the Men of Iron Boat. You will get 4 team tee shirts. You will also get a prominent advert on the boat or multiple smaller adverts (To be negotiated) a prominent advert on our website and several mentions on our social media pages you will also get access to the team for promotional purposes. You will own an oar on the boat. At the end of the race we will give you your oar mounted with your logo on. You will also get a bottle of Talisker Storm Whisky from the race sponsors.

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