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Weʼre raising £50,000 to Stronger Twogether - Ocean Rowing Married Couple - Raising money for two charities by rowing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2025

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Our dynamic duo, Midlands (UK) based married mixed pair crew 'Stronger Twogether ' comprising of Jooles & Ian Paillin-Dean are raising money for two fantastic charities by taking part in the 'World's Toughest Row' the TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE .

On December 12th 2025 (Jooles's birthday) 'Stronger Twogether' will compete with up to 40 teams participating from around the world. They will have to cope with blisters, salt rashes, sleep deprivation and rowing in 2hr shifts around the clock for weeks on end, facing all the raw elements of the Atlantic Ocean. The boat will be just 7m long and under 2m wide, with only a small cabin for protection against storms. All boats are equipped at the race start, and cannot take help, food or water and can only be repaired by the crew themselves during the crossing. They will endeavour to row across the Atlantic, unassisted, for what could be anywhere between 45 - 55 days. This is a challenge less commonly achieved than that of summiting Mt Everest, with more people going to space, than rowing the Atlantic ocean.

There are many reasons we want to row an ocean but one we share in common is the desire to push ourselves beyond perceived physical and mental limitations, to wonder at the vast and beautiful ocean and stars and to raise money for two charities close to the crew's hearts. LOROS a local hospice charity who cared for Ian's mum when she needed end of life care and Me & Dee who have a simple mission, to ensure families going through difficult and uncertain times are gifted with memories they can treasure, never losing sight of what truly matters.

Because it’s those special moments shared with the ones we love, no matter how complicated circumstances may be, that are most precious of all.

We would love to raise enough money to fund Me & Dee for a year and allow LOROS to continue to run exceptional hospice care in Leicestershire & Rutland.

INDIVIDUALLY, WE ARE ONE DROP. TOGETHER, WE ARE AN OCEAN. - R Satoro

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  • Julia PAILLIN-DEAN20 days ago
    Julia PAILLIN-DEAN

    Julia PAILLIN-DEAN

    20 days ago

    We have a new shop on the website with all sorts of things on to buy worldwide. Gifts, new kit, towels, water bottle, bags flip flips and lots more all with our gorgeous Stronger Twogether logo on. All to help us get to the start line! Donations are amazing on here, in fact we sent a towel to Geoff who donated £990 as a thank you to him https://strongertwogether.co.uk/shop/ Check it out now!

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  • Julia PAILLIN-DEAN1 month ago
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    Julia PAILLIN-DEAN

    1 month ago

    It's all about raising funds for the boat at the moment which costs approx £50,000!

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  • Julia PAILLIN-DEAN1 month ago
    Julia PAILLIN-DEAN

    Julia PAILLIN-DEAN

    1 month ago

    Wow Geoff Thank you!!!

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Page last updated on: 9/7/2022 15.31

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88

  • Ben Odom

    Ben Odom

    Sep 1, 2022

    £40.00

  • Alan

    Alan

    Aug 31, 2022

    Best wishes!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 28, 2022

    Well done on all your hard work so far. Noethlymun

    £50.00

  • Charlie Cane Engineering Services

    Charlie Cane Engineering Services

    Aug 27, 2022

    A smooth sea never made a good sailor.Go smash it Stronger Twogether 👍🏼 🌊

    £250.00

  • Geoff Baker

    Geoff Baker

    Aug 26, 2022

    Wishing you both every success with this adventure.

  • Ian

    Ian

    Aug 16, 2022

    To the journey of a lifetime!

    £20.00

  • Andrew S

    Andrew S

    Aug 16, 2022

    Good luck both

    £10.00

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Julia PAILLIN-DEAN

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To pay for our RYA training costs for Sea Survival, Essential Navigation, VHF Radio Course and First Aid at Sea courses. ✅ All paid and completed. Yay!!! Atlantic Campaigns race fees - approx 50% of these are paid. Next funding challenge is the boat. Approx £50,000k needed!

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