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We are rowing the Atlantic for Wessex Cancer Trust because they offer valuable support for those with cancer.

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  • Team members: Andy, Bernie, Chris and James
  • Event: Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge

Wessex Cancer Trust

We support people living with cancer to improve the lives of all those affected

Charity Registration No. 1110216

Story

We are a crew of four saturation divers called 'The Bubbleheads', better known as Andy, Bernie, Chris and James, who have entered the 'Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge' in December 2020. 

This is a gruelling 3000 mile ocean rowing race that starts at La Gomera in the Canaries and finishes at Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua. It will take most participants between 30 and 40 days to complete the row. Our mental and physical endurance will be tested as each team will battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and waves that can reach up to 20 ft high!! It is considered to be the world's toughest row.

More people have climbed Everest than rowed the Atlantic but, no, we are not crazy! We are rowing this incredible challenge to raise money and awareness for Wessex Cancer Trust, a charity that is dear to us. They have helped James and his wife, Nikki to overcome and accept her life changing diagnosis of cancer. 

After many operations and procedures, a course of chemotherapy and endless discussions with doctors, Nikki and James were left feeling lost and unsupported. Wessex have provided them with support when they were at their most isolated. Just knowing Wessex were there to support them offered a lifeline that was much needed. 

Wessex Cancer Trust offer many forms of support; from a friendly cup of tea with one of their 'befrienders' to complimentary therapies, transport services and sessions with qualified councillors. They are welcoming, friendly and always aim to leave you feeling uplifted with a positive state of mind. 

For the full story and more on The Bubbleheads visit their website: www.thebubbleheads.co.uk

Follow them on Instagram for updates and live videos: the_bubbleheads2020

Learn more about the actual race: https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com

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