Marduk Atlantic Challenge

On the 12th of December 2023, we - Peter, Alex, George, Adam - will embark on a challenge of a lifetime - The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – a 3,000 mile unassisted row across the Atlantic Ocean, from La Gomera, Canary Islands, to Antigua, the Caribbean. As Team Marduk, we will be rowing 2 hours on and 2 hours off in rotation, in the world’s toughest rowing race, with the latest Ocean rowing boat design. This challenge is a fantastic way to be able to raise much needed funds for two charities which reach out to the team personally.  

All funds raised will be split equally between our charities, the money raised on this page will go directly to our charities. We have been very fortunate to have an exclusive race sponsor fund our race budget, for which we are blown away by there generosity and it enables us to focus on our training and raising valuable funds for our chosen charities.

HeadUP is a new charity founded by four British Army Veterans (including George and Adam!) to tackle the rising rates of mental ill-health and suicide in the forces community. Our team captain Peter served in the Navy for 14 years, and now works in the insurance industry. He has personally suffered with PTSD for a number of years now, and personally understands the challenges and stigma that speaking out with mental health can bring.  

While excellent psychological treatment is already available, much of this is offered within military settings which can trigger further distress. Head UP’s unique solution is a free, self-referred, positive-mindset programme for both  current and former Forces personnel, delivered via a non-militarised seven day retreat. We want this challenge to raise the profile of HeadUP and give the charity a wider platform to discuss mental health and the high suicide rates within the veteran community.

 The second charity Team Marduk are fundraising for is Bowel Cancer UK. A number of the Team Marduk team members have lost loved family members due to Bowel cancer - a disease that is not talked about as frequently or as openly as other cancers, despite being the country’s second biggest cancer killer. Bowel cancer is a disease that is taking the lives of a growing number of younger people, despite the fact that with early diagnosis it is very treatable.

 With the row, we hope to raise important funds that will aid the charity to promote better awareness of bowel cancer, including educating the public on the cancer’s warning signs, its symptoms and the risk factors (such as diet) that increase the likelihood of this cancer.  Funds will also go towards continuing Bowel Cancer UK’s fantastic work into high quality projects in priority research areas, with the aim to have the greatest impact on people affected by bowel cancer.

We will be raising funds for HEADUP and BOWEL CANCER UK  and we are proudly supported by our title sponsor Chubb,  the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company.

If you would like more information on us, our chosen charities, our sponsor and our rowing partners, or the race itself, please have a look at our website: 


  • David de Boltz
    • £200 
    • 3 mos
  • James Killingback
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
  • Olivia Faith
    • £40 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £40 
    • 8 mos
    • £500 
    • 9 mos

Fundraising team (3)

Peter Rose
Maldon, UK
Alex Jackson
Team member
Raised £740 from 3 donations
George Dagnall
Team member

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