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raised of £10,000 target by 60 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,246 to help former Royal Marine Steve Sparkes become the first blind person to row the Pacific, alongside fellow former Royal Marine Mick Dawson.

    Funded on Saturday, 29th September 2018

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    In June 2018 two former Royal Marines will take on the challenge of a lifetime as they row unaided from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii in the Great Pacific Race. They will be competing against teams from across the globe in this epic challenge as they row 2,400 miles across the world’s largest ocean. But they face an even bigger challenge than these other teams - one half of the Cockleshell Pacific team is blind.

    Steve Sparkes will be rowing in the race with fellow former Royal Marine, Mick Dawson, who in 2009, was part of the first team to ever row the Pacific between Japan and San Francisco. He has also previously rowed the Atlantic twice and has kayaked around the Falkland Island.

    The challenge is being completed to raise money for two charities close to their hearts of the pair – Blind Veterans UK and The Royal Marines Charity.



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      • Anonymous


        Sep 8, 2018


      • Caroline Sadler

        Caroline Sadler

        Aug 29, 2018

        Great going you brave guys! Hope you come home soon and safe, thank you for your service and ongoing mission


      • John O'Garra

        John O'Garra

        Aug 24, 2018

        hoofing effort lads!

      • Luke Francis

        Luke Francis

        Aug 22, 2018



      • Debo Adekoluejo

        Debo Adekoluejo

        Aug 1, 2018

        Keep going!!! You're doing awesome!!


      • Mark Dobson

        Mark Dobson

        Jun 26, 2018

        When Steve first said to me he's rowing the Pacific with another ex Royal, I thought, and still do, your nuts!Your both an inspiration, not just to me, but everyone. Well done, and, crack on!!


      • Trevor Greevy

        Trevor Greevy

        Jun 26, 2018

        Keep it going guy's, you're both an inspiration. You're both brilliant.


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