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£6,060raised of £5,000 target by 187 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,060 to support MIND and RNLI by Rowing solo around the coast of Britain

    Funded on Monday, 10th December 2018

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    This summer I will be attempting to set a world record to row 2000 miles non-stop around the coast of Great Britain. Before this year I'd never set foot on a boat before!

    I'm hoping to raise a bundle of cash for MIND and RNLI

    You can track my progress on my website:

    ..and follow along at:

    Instagram - andy_hodgson

    This is w​​​​​​​​​​​​​​idely regarded as one of the toughest endurance ocean rowing challenges on the planet. Circumnavigating the British Isles in a 7 metre rowing boat involves navigating the worlds busiest shipping lanes, dangerous tidal currents and the bitterly cold North Sea, whilst carrying all the supplies required to survive the journey onboard. I will be stopping only to eat, sleep and shelter from any storms, I'll not be stepping back on dry land until the challenge is over.​​

    Due to the way Just Giving is set up, a crowd funding page is the best way to raise money the two chosen charities. (Mind & RNLI).

    99% of the donations that I receive will go direct to the chosen charities,

    1% will go to help towards the cost of the row.



    • andrew hodgson2 months ago
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      andrew hodgson

      2 months ago

      Day 160 onboard and I’m plotting my route for the final section of the Round Britain Row. I’m so close to the finish line now but with another weather front on its way, it’s not over yet. Thank you all for your messages, for your support and for being so generous. The money we’ve raised together is beyond all my expectations for what was possible when I set off all those months ago.

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    • andrew hodgson3 months ago
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      andrew hodgson

      3 months ago

      Wow! Thank you one and all. Your generosity blows me away every time I’m able to check in from out here in the North Sea. We’ve smashed the £2,000 mark before I’ve made it home. So I’m doubling the target as I re-double my efforts to finish the row south. Please please share this page with anyone that you know who supports the RNLI and MIND. Just this week, I was reminded how vital these two charities are. I pushed my luck a bit too far, attempting to beat strong winds in to Peterhead... More on social media

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    • andrew hodgson5 months ago
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      andrew hodgson

      5 months ago

      Yes! We've broken the £500 mark as I approach half way on my Round Britain Row. Thank you lovely people, I really believe in the work that my two chosen charities do and they fit perfectly with the row. MIND help so many people who are isolated and alone and the RNLI is like pre-paying for my own rescue! Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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    Page last updated on: 12/10/2018 10:59 AM



    • Anonymous


      Dec 10, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Dec 9, 2018


    • Sharon Owen

      Sharon Owen

      Dec 8, 2018

      And £6000! Well done Andy you've impressed everyone!


    • Louise Campbell

      Louise Campbell

      Dec 8, 2018

      Congratulations!! A great achievement Andrew! xx


    • Phil G

      Phil G

      Dec 8, 2018

      This still blows my mind Andy - well done!


    • Anonymous


      Dec 7, 2018

      Well done Andy. Magnificent achievement. If you ever fancy a paddle or to do a talk around Belfast, give us a shout. Cheers Greg (Belfast Kayak Club)


    • Sue Flowerdew

      Sue Flowerdew

      Dec 5, 2018

      Well done Andy, you have achieved a fantastic journey successfully. You deserve a good rest now. Merry Christmas.


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