Yorkshire Rows attempting to break a world record

by helen.butters in York

We did it
On 20th September 2015 we successfully raised £2,290 with 42 supporters in 56 days

4 mums from Yorkshire, the first to row across the North Sea and Rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in December this year for charity.

by helen.butters in York

Our aim 

We are 4 mums from Yorkshire, attempting to break a world record: the first to row across the North Sea and rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in December this year for charity.

Meet the team:

Rose our boat!: 1 year old busy boat for four mums - already crossed the North Sea with my mums and broke my first world record - first female crossing of the North Sea!

Helen Butters: 44, busy working mum of 2, Lucy 15 and Henry 12.

'During my dad's illness he amazed and inspired me with his courage, bravery to the end.  I hope he will be with me in spirit when I am faced with the unpredictable vicious Atlantic Ocean.'

Niki Doeg: 44 busy working mum of 2, Corby 12 and Aiden 8.

"Every single person is capable of so much more, with hard work, dedication and support and support of those around them amazing feats can be achieved.

Frances Davies: 46 busy working mum of 2, Jack 12 and Jay 14.

"This challenge has everything - it's going to stretch us physically, mentally, financially and emotionally.  Truly life changing".

Jeanette Benaddi: 50  busy working mum of James 17 and Saffi 14

"Doing if for the charities, doing it for the mums!"

Going for the world record

Our plan is to row across the Atlantic Ocean to break a world record from La Gomera to Antigua in December 2015.  

This is a distance of 3,000 nautical miles and will take us between 60 to 90 days in a small ocean rowing boat which is 8 meters long and 2.5 meters wide.  When we cross the finishing line in Antigua we will be the oldest crew (with our combined ages) to row across any ocean.  

More people have been into space than have completed this challenge!  

Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Maggies Cancer Caring Centre are the two charities set to benefit from our fundraising and both charities are very close to our hearts.  

Each member of the team have our own personal reasons for undertaking this challenge (lots of people have said we are bonkers!!) but we are all united by a common goal to raise as much as possible for the charities, but also to inspire others that anything is possible with hard work and positive belief.  

If 4 mums can get to the start line and row across the Atlantic anyone can do anything!

We have already raised around £30.000 from a number of exciting sponsors already on board as well as individuals. You can see some of our partners listed below. We still, however, have a long way to go and need our target of 5K to pay for vital safety equipment and food supplies.  Join our team today!

 

 

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Send us your selfie and it will cross the Atlantic with us. Thank you for believing in our project!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Pledge and receive a Yorkshire Rows mug and coaster - you can sit and relax with a coffee and cheer us on as we battle the waves

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Wear it in style - Yorkshire Rows t-shirt and wrist band. Thank you for believing in our project!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Feed the crew for a day and you will receive a specially branded "I fed the Yorkshire Rows t-shirt, wrist band and you'll enter the draw to attend the grand depart party on the 21 November 2015. Thank you for believing in our project!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Get your logo or name on the boat (6x4 inches), plus get a wristband, newsletter and you'll enter the draw to attend the grand depart party on the 21 November 2015. Thank you for believing in our project!

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Reward

You will receive a logo or name on our boat (1x1 square foot), expedition diary, expedition photos, video footage, you'll enter the draw to attend our grand depart party on the 21 November and you will get a wrist band. Thank you for believing in our project!

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Your logo or name on our boat (2x1 square foot) and on our expedition clothing. You'll also get a newsletter, an expedition diary, photos and video footage. We will also come and talk to your organisation after the challenge and you will get a Yorkshire Rows wrist band!

£30,000 or more

£30,000 Reward

Please contact us for details of our platinum package partnering Yorkshire Rows on our adventure


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