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Astro to Atlantic's Atlantic Row

Four women from Devon rowing the Atlantic Ocean for Devon Air Ambulance Trust because we want to give something back to a vital service.

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  • Team members: Louise Read, Helen Symons, Chloe Harvey & Emily Read
  • Event: Astro to Atlantic's Atlantic Row, 12 Dec 2018

Devon Air Ambulance Trust

We raise the £7.5 million needed to keep Devon's 2 Air Ambulances flying

Charity Registration No. 1077998

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We are Team Astro to Atlantic, four women from South Devon who have been playing hockey together for the past 12 years. In December 2018 we will be rowing the Atlantic Ocean in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. We will row 3000 miles, from La Gomera to Antigua. Rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24 hours a day.

Why? We all love a challenge, but it's much more than that. We want to make sure that every stroke of our oars translates into a force for good, so we have chosen to row for the DAAT. A charity which is so vital to all who live in the many remote and rural areas of Devon.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) owns 2 helicopters and operates 7 days a week; in autumn 2016 DAAT extended the flying hours until midnight. Responding to approximately 1,400 incidents every year DAAT conveys patients to the specialist treatment centre most appropriate for their needs, giving them the best chance of survival. The service costs £5.5 million every year and DAAT is proud to be independent of Government and National Lottery funding, relying solely on the generous donations of the people, businesses and communities of Devon.

We would love for you to 'come aboard' with us and help us in our efforts to raise much needed funds for this incredible charity!

To find out more about us and our challenge, please visit: www.astro-to-atlantic.co.uk

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