BHF & ICA Atlantic Row 2017
In December 2017 I will be rowing the Atlantic Solo in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2017, the World's Toughest Row, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and the Intelligence Corps Association.
In August 2015, following a diagnosis of heart failure in 2010, my 31 year old brother-in-law underwent a life-saving heart transplant. The transplant was a success and the journey back to full health continues. Along with the superb medical teams at Wythenshawe Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital and Countess of Chester Hospital, British Heart Foundation has been, and continues to be, an invaluable source of information, comfort and hope.
The Intelligence Corps Association (ICA), a military charity founded in 1941, plays an important role in promoting 'Esprit De Corps' throughout the Intelligence Corps, providing welfare support to both past and present members of the Corps and their families. Further, ICA enables serving and retired members to stay in touch with each other, fostering new contacts and maintaining old ones with the annual Journal.
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge promises to be truly gruelling, both physically and psychologically and it is of little surprise that more people have been into space than have rowed across the Atlantic. I hope that the magnitude of this event will raise significant funds for two very worthwhile charities close to my heart. Further, if his row inspires even just one person to be more active and adventurous, I will be delighted.
I am already very grateful for the support of my colleagues, family and friends and hopes many more will join me in what promises to be quite an adventure!
Every little helps, thank you.