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Elijah's Star

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£3,317
raised of £100,000 target by 12 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to raise funds and awareness for Action Medical Research by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021.

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Although our paths have varied hugely since we joined the forces in the mid-80s, we have all retained the adventurous spirit that service life promotes. Each of us have tested our physical & mental limits over the years. Now we pit ourselves against the mighty Atlantic Ocean in “The World’s Toughest Row”.

For us this is not just a test of physicality and seamanship but an opportunity to raise as much as we possibly can for our chosen charity; Action Medical Research, the charity fighting to help sick babies and children. Action funds critical research which helps find answers that can lead to vaccinations, treatments and cures for childhood diseases and premature birth. These are the answers that save and change lives.

With teamwork ingrained in our DNA we will work tirelessly to get to the start line before aiming to row the entire distance, some 3000 miles, in just 37 days. With the ever present dangers of the Atlantic Ocean, rowing 2 hours on and 2 hours off will take reserves of strength, endurance and sheer determination.

The target we have set ourselves represents the brief life of baby Elijah, a premature but much-loved son and brother, who sadly lived for just 37 days. As Team Elijah’s Star we will demonstrate the possible, to raise money for the capable, in order that they in turn can assist those in most need of help.

To donate under £100, please use this page and take the opportunity to send a word of encouragement to the team. For all donations above £100, please go to https://elijahsstar.com/ to see exciting ways of helping the team along their journey (this also cuts out the JG processing fees!). Thank you in advance for your support, it is very much appreciated.

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  • Elijah's Star3 days ago
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    3 days ago

    We have received a generous £5,000 donation from Shipping Law Firm, CJC. The funds have gone directly to Action Medical Research. . “CJC is both excited and honoured to be sponsoring the crew of the Elijah's Star and, importantly, their wonderful cause! We hope that the crew’s courage and efforts will translate into significant funding for much needed research into medical breakthroughs to help little ones like Elijah and their families.”

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    We have received a generous £5,000 donation from Shipping Law Firm, CJC. The funds have gone directly to Action Medical Research. . “CJC is both excited and honoured to be sponsoring the crew of the Elijah's Star and, importantly, their wonderful cause! We hope that the crew’s courage and efforts will translate into significant funding for much needed research into medical breakthroughs to help little ones like Elijah and their families.”

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    4 months ago

    Team Elijah’s Star heading home through the Needles after their first full night rowing, anchoring twice and lots of navigation drills.

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Page last updated on: 2/24/2021 16.22

Supporters

12

  • Charlotte Gerada

    Charlotte Gerada

    Feb 24, 2021

    Amazing effort by Kevin and his team! Thanks for everything you're doing - you have my full support and admiration.

    £30.00

  • Helen Carmichael

    Helen Carmichael

    Feb 24, 2021

    Good Luck Team

    £30.00

  • Mark Drury

    Mark Drury

    Jan 27, 2021

    All the very best Phil Bigland on your epic journey thanks for your support over the years from everyone at the Post Office

    £17.00

  • RefMech Limited

    RefMech Limited

    Jan 21, 2021

    Good luck chaps, an amazing challenge for a fantastic cause, we wish you smooth sea and gods speed

    £500.00

  • Claire Harrison, Design by Kiwi

    Claire Harrison, Design by Kiwi

    Jan 7, 2021

    Well done all of you, a fantastic effort for a fantastic cause. Wishing you all the best on your journey :)

    £50.00

  • Tom Lloyd-Jones

    Tom Lloyd-Jones

    Jan 6, 2021

    A fantastic effort Dean, good luck to the whole team.

    £40.00

  • Lee Hardman

    Lee Hardman

    Dec 29, 2020

    £500.00

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The Elijah's Star Team are made up of 4 Forces Veterans, all in their fifties. To find out more, please go to our team website at https://elijahsstar.com/the-team/ - Dean Frost - ex Navy, Phil Bigland - ex-Army, Kevin Watkins - ex-Navy, Mac McCarthy - serving Army

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