The Atlantic Grappler

Please get on board and support this campaign. It’s a solo row but definitely a team effort. Help me to help others!!!

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I'm aiming to raise over £70,000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Leeds General Infirmary, the unit that saved our son's life.

Both of our children were born prematurely and needed lots of help in their first few months. Our youngest son Gabriel had complications and contracted meningitis which meant that the first period of his life was spent in and out of intensive care.

Without the amazing staff and facilities at LGI our lives would be very different today.  We're the lucky ones, but we met many families along the way that weren't so fortunate.   I want to try and change that for future families who so desperately need the specialist care we received.  

​In December 2022 I will row across the Atlantic Ocean SOLO, just me, 2 oars and a 24ft rowing boat.

I'll battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores and physical extremes inflicted by the race. Left alone with my own thoughts, the expanse of an ocean and the job of getting the boat safely to the other side.

More people have reached the summit of Everest or travelled into space than have successfully rowed an ocean.

Your generosity will help to get The Atlantic Campaign to Antigua and save many lives along the way.

On completion of the row and the sale of the boat and equipment which this campaign will help to fund, all funds will be gifted directly to the Leeds Cares Charity.


  • Carl Hunter 
    • £20 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £100 
    • 3 d
  • Gordon Barron 
    • £25 
    • 8 d
  • Luke Enness 
    • £25 
    • 9 d
  • Daniel Ali 
    • £25 
    • 9 d
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Mike Atlantic Grappler 
Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom