Weʼre raising £5,000 to support the work of Women in Sport and Rowing Together for Health Minds (RTHM)
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In December this year we are rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua, as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge .
In doing so, we want to raise money and awareness of the work that Women in Sport and RTHM (partnered with Mind) are doing.
For all three of us, sport has shaped our lives. It's taught us to push the boundaries of our physical and mental capabilities and has brought us life-long friendships within solid communities. Sport has given us the confidence to always try, regardless of the chance of failure - which is why we now find ourselves faced with 3000 miles of ocean and supporting two sporting charities.
Women in Sport : There are 721,800 more inactive women than men in England. (Sport England). The charity Women in Sport was founded in 1984, with the goal of giving every woman and girl in the UK the opportunity to experience the transformational rewards of sport . Whilst the tide is starting to turn, there is still a way to go before there is parity in participation and media coverage of women's sport. Women In Sport are the only organisation in the UK that researches sport purely from the perspective of women and girls. They use the insight gained to drive change through campaigns and partnerships.
We are supporting Women In Sport to demonstrate what three young women can achieve. We hope to inspire other women to get involved in sport at any level and find something that they enjoy as much as we do.
RTHM : For all three of us rowing has played a key role in keeping our minds healthy. Being a part of a sports club has meant having a wider support network and a sense of belonging. Sometimes though, when things get tough, it’s not always easy to talk. This is why we are also supporting Rowing Together for Healthy Minds (RTHM), a mental health initiative for rowers, aimed at turning up the volume on discussing mental health. RTHM is not a registered charity but is an official partner with Mind , who offer information about mental health and provide support to anyone affected by these issues.
There is currently no charity platform that has both WiS and Mind registered on it. That's why we've chosen to go down the Crowdfunding route, however, rest assured, that 100% of what is raised on here will be split equally between our chosen charities!
Thank you so much for your support - it means a lot to us and will mean even more to our charities.
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May 12, 2020
Three amazing women, two awesome charities, one Atlantic - see you in Antigua!Lots of love from the shore based Waltons xxx
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