Craig Forsyth

Craig's Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge page

Fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association
£14,433
raised of £7,000 target
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We fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND

Story

This race is something I have wanted to do for around 5 years however life, and the death of my dad just got in the way.  I have never been one to avoid things because the time isn’t right though so 2020 is the time that I will row solo 3000NM across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic rowing race.  

I will be rowing to raise funds and awareness for MNDA, Inspired by Rob Burrow.  One of those life stopping moments I will always remember when I heard of Rob’s devastating news.  My initial reaction was ‘what can i do or sell to raise money for this guy’,  to be fair, I don't think much of my rugby stuff would have raised much.  

I have many memories of watching Rob play.  Rob in the grand final 2011 sticks in my mind where he splits the Saints defence open at the halfway line and jinks his ways past the covering defence, diving over at the side of the posts for the only first half try.....follow that up with some more of his individual skill, feeding Ryan Hall a gift of a try in the corner to get the Rhinos back into the game.

GIANT is the best description for this guy.

Rugby League is a family sport.  It was my families sport, watching and playing.  It has proved time and time again how it draws together, through all clubs when one of its’ warriors needs it.  Now is that time, joining together to raise much needed funds to learn about, and fight this terrible disease.

Thank you all so much for your kind donations 

Craig 

About the charity

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you or a loved one need practical or emotional support, call our Connect Helpline on 0808 802 6262, Mon to Fri between 10am and 4pm.

Donation summary

Total raised
£14,432.72
+ £2,431.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£13,632.72
Offline donations
£800.00

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