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Weʼre raising £1,000 to raise money for 'Drive for Life' and 'We Hear You' - 24 hours of hell

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24 hours of hell to raise money for an Atlantic Rowing Crossing in aid of 'Drive for Life' and 'We Hear You'.

The Challenge:

Nikolai will row nonstop for 24 hours on a rowing machine whilst Nico keeps him company doing 24 hours of burpees.... FUN!

In December 2019, Nikolai will be rowing across the Atlantic ocean - Find out more about Nikolai’s Atlantic challenge here - https://www.rowforlife.no/

We will start @19:00 Friday 31st May on Barcelona Passeig Marítim and go through the night rowing and jumping until the break of dawn, enduring Barcelona’s heat until 19:00 on Saturday evening.

In May last year, Nico climbed the height of Everest in the gym for 8 hours to raise money for We Hear You, a charity close to his heart that provided amazing support to a friend, Nick, who battled cancer (story below). This year he is back for another challenge.

About We Hear You:

We Hear You provides emotional support to patients, families, friends and carers who have been touched by cancer or any other life-threatening condition.

WHY offers a minimum of 90 counselling sessions each week and supports around 400 people a year. Each counselling session with WHY costs £44 to run and they rely entirely on voluntary donations. Any contributions, whether large or small are of great value to the charity.

About Drive For Life:

Drive for Life is a charity that works to offer disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience a sense of achievement and get involved with leisure activities in their own communities. By arranging 48 gatherings a year, they offer a chance for the kids to experience mastery and the feeling of accomplishment – in a safe and friendly environment.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated, and if you are in Barcelona and want to come and support us please do!

Nick's Story:

On the 16th November 2016 Nick was diagnosed with testicular cancer and had surgery 4 days later. He started an intense batch of chemo on the 21st December and into early January 2017. On Christmas Day he asked his mum to support him so he could take a walk outside. He was only able to walk to the end of the drive before being totally exhausted and unable to continue. Determined not to be affected by the cancer Nick returned to University to take one of his Finals exam on 20th January 2017 just 3 weeks after his final Chemo session.

Nick started to seek help in order to talk about what impacts his cancer had had on his health. With the help of We Hear You, Nick came to terms with some of the effects of his cancer.

There is no shame in seeking help when you are going through a tough time.

Follow the action on instagram: @nicoswanee007 @rowforlife

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