Twelve friends, all who have never rowed before, are braving the elements and attempting to row the Irish Sea in July 2018, from Arklow in Ireland to Abersoch in North Wales, to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
The #ROW4ACURE challenge is being led by Adam Churton, who’s father, James, was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2010. Due to the incredible advances in research and treatments, James is still going strong today. The mission is simple - raise as much money as possible to help continue these advances and give more families the chance to fight back at prostate cancer!
The challenge will entail a continuous row for approximately 100 miles (approx. 24 hours) across the Irish Sea in a four-person Celtic Longboat. This is a fixed seat single oar boat, making the challenge a real test of endurance.
Weather permitting, we will be leaving Arklow in Ireland on Thursday 26th July, ARRIVING IN ABERSOCH FRIDAY 27TH JULY.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. It is now also the third biggest killer in the UK, claiming over approximately 11,819 lives each year.
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition, to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, they want to stop prostate cancer being a killer. For this to happen they need all the help they can get.
We aim to raise £50,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and any donation big or small would be hugely appreciated by all the team.