Robin Varley

The ThrUK Challenge

Fundraising for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
by 63 supporters
We provide suicide prevention resources to help prevent suicide in the UK


Here we go again...

Following on from 'Conquer the Twatts' and 'Lyme Regis to Limekilns by LimeBike', I'm turning to the UK seas and waterways to row from Lands End to John O Groats by going THROUGH the UK system of canals and waterways (using the sea(s) where necessary).

The plan:

Leave on May 1st (Government and weather permitting) 

The route:

Lands End - Bristol Channel - through the middle of the UK (well, Birmingham) - Lancaster - Irish Sea - Caledonian Canal - North Sea - John O Groats.

Will I make it? - maybe

Should you donate to this great mental health charity? - DEFINITELY

My brilliant mate Neil has made a clever contraption for me that lets you see where I am up to on my website as I row, and the link is automatically sent to anyone that donates :).

So far these trips have raised a total of £3,277 for this brilliant organisation and I'd love to double/triple/quadruple/generally smash that if possible.

If we make it to £10,000 then I'll row naked for a day - pictures for whoever makes the £10,000 donation... So donate with caution.

To look at the journey so far, check out:

and follow me and my boat, Lucy, on our UK adventure

About the charity

We’re Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), and we’re a suicide prevention charity. We host a helpline for people affected by suicide, as well as vital online resources for anyone who needs them.

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Total raised
+ £247.50 Gift Aid
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