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Foot of Britain Row Challenge - August 2017

Team Relay Coastal Row: Land's End to Broadstairs. for Mind because Mental Health matters so much to us all.

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We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

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The challenge: we aim to be the first female relay team to row a coastal double scull from Land’s End to North Foreland (Broadstairs), setting a world record time and raising money for Charity.

Depending upon the weather and tides - we aim to start this Saturday evening at 6.30pm or Sunday at 6am from Sennon Cove. It is calculated that to complete the challenge will be around 5 days. Some sections we have a support boat, others will be land changes with a support vehicle that follows along the route.

Please follow our Facebook Page: Foot of Britain ROW for updates on our progress.

This fundraising page is for one of the charities the crew have decided to support. "Mind" was chosen by members of the crew have been moved by the recent awareness of suicides amongst a retired International Rower and Junior Doctors internationally.

More about our Crew:

Guin Batten, the team leader, was a member of the GB Silver Medal winning quad at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the first ever British women’s crew to win an Olympic medal. Since then she has been involved in developing the sport of rowing and sport generally through her work at the Youth Sport Trust. She has continued to take on endurance challenges, and holds the world record time for rowing a single scull across the English Channel and rowing the Northern Atlantic Route from New York to London, also in an all female crew.

Louisa Reeve is a Leander Rowing Club member who rowed in the GB women’s pair in the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the women's eight in the London 2012 Olympics. She has won World & European Rowing Championship medals and was a member of the gold medal winning quad at the National Offshore Rowing Championships 2017 in Poole.

Judith Schulz, a Fire Engineer at Arup, and Caroline Matthews are both members of Tideway Scullers School and have both won many National rowing medals and represented England at the Home International Regatta. They were also part of the Gold-Medal winning Quad at the National Offshore Rowing Championships 2017 in Poole.

Morag Van Niekerk, Captain of Exmouth Rowing Club is joined by fellow club member Anna Childs and both bring invaluable experience of Coastal Rowing. They were both in the Silver-Medal winning Quad at the National Offshore Rowing Championships 2017 in Poole.

Helen Laverick-Hankey, is a Thames Valley Skiff Club member, Head of Arts Faculty, professional concert harpist and Royal Navy Reserves logistic officer, an RYA commercial yacht master and a mum who multi-tasks daily enjoying finding crazy adventures in every day life. She brings valuable sailing experience providing essential guidance and support on the navigation and route planning.

Carrie Thomas is a Thames Rowing Club Member who has won medals at National events and represented Wales at the Home International Regatta. She is returning to rowing after a few years out from a disc injury. She is an Emergency Medicine Doctor and is helping provide medical support.

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