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Fionn Mcalpin raised £28,370 from 375 supporters
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Weʼve raised £28,370 to Raise funds for Portrush Lifeboat, Row for Ross and Willies Orphan Fund.
- Funded on Saturday, 24th March 2018
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We are the first Northern Irish Team to compete in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge, the worlds toughest rowing race. The race which starts in December from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua is a distance of 3000 nautical miles.
For full details www.atlanticcampaigns.com.
Our boat is 7metres long and just under 2 metres wide with only a small cabin for protection against storms. Once the race starts we cannot take on any food, water or repair during the crossing, this will be a constant battle of sleep deprivation and physical extremes.
As a team from Portrush we are very aware of the contribution that the Portrush Lifeboat makes to the local community. Each shout costs on average £6000 and all money comes from charitable donations. As a seaside town all volunteers and crew are our local unsung heros. Our challenge is to raise much needed funds for our local station and also some other charities very close to our heart, namely Row for Ross and Willies Orphan Fund.
We thank each and everyone of you for your kind donations.
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Mar 11, 2018
An amazing achievement.
Mar 11, 2018
Jonjo & Jemima Small
Mar 7, 2018
Well done guys!
Mar 3, 2018
What a tremendous effort! Better late than never on our part!Congratulations from Bill, Liz, Sam and Geraldine, and all at Houston Homes
Feb 22, 2018
Amazing achievement for the Home to Portrush boys! Saw their boat in the harbour last November and it was TINY! I’m sure they were exhausted, exhilarated and terrified at times. 👍🏻😊
Eamon McCay and the Frylite team
Feb 21, 2018
Well Done on a fantastic achievement for a very worthy cause
Feb 10, 2018
Congratulations. Super proud of what you achieved and for raising money for such great charities.
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