FOUR brave men will attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean next month in a bid to raise money for two mental health charities.
On December 12, 2020, Team Oardacity - comprising of adventurous friends Harry Hearn, Alex Soskin, Ed Batchelor and Tom Phillips - will test their endurance, spirit and friendship, as they take on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge (TWAC).
Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Row’ – the challenge involves rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean.
In the process they hope to raise money and awareness of two charities they are strongly affiliated to, the MIND mental health charity and the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, an international NGO dedicated to serving the world’s oppressed and marginalised children.
Rowing two hours on and two hours off in rotation, the team will be pushing themselves to their mental and physical limits and aim to break the record of 29 days 15 hours.
Founded in 1989 by Dubliner Christina Noble, the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is a charity close to the hearts of crewmembers, Harry and Alex, who successfully completed a two-week trek to Everest Base Camp in 2018 raising over £25k for the Foundation’s projects in Vietnam.
The funds raised through their Atlantic challenge will support the organisation’s mental health programmes in Mongolia - where they work with children who suffer daily from child exploitation, rape, neglect, disease, mental harm and extreme poverty.
Oardacity are fundraising via Virgin Money Giving, you can support them in their challenge here.