Jessica Hunter

World's Toughest Row 2024 - Oarsome Army Educators

Fundraising for Army Benevolent Fund
raised of £5,000 target
World's Toughest Row 2024 - Atlantic, 12 December 2024
Army Benevolent Fund

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We provide a lifetime of support to the wider Army Family.


In December 2024, a team of four Army Educators will embark on an incredible endeavour: rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

The World's Toughest Row presents a formidable challenge, pushing our physical and mental limits to the extreme. For over 40 days, we'll contend with sleep deprivation, isolation, salt sores, and hunger, rowing from the Canary Islands to Antigua & Barbuda.

The inspiration for this undertaking came from the personal journey of skipper Dec Lynn, who faced a cancer diagnosis in 2014. Post-surgery, his doctor suggested that setting a "Big Hairy Audacious Goal" would help him overcome it. Dec resolved that once he conquered cancer, he would tackle the Atlantic. Now joined by fellow ETS officers Graham Doyle, Jessica Hunter and Gian-Luc Angiolini, we form the four-person crew: The Oarsome Army Educators. We are also supported by our incredible Head of Media & Engagement, Molly Tawney.

But our mission isn't just about making it to Antigua; it's about making a difference. We are raising funds for ABF The Soldiers' Charity - an organization that provides crucial support to soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need. The ABF focuses on six key areas: independent living, elderly care, education and employability, mental fitness, families and housing.

We invite you to be a part of our Atlantic journey by contributing to this JustGiving campaign. Your donation - regardless of size - will play a pivotal role in supporting ABF's vital work.

Thank you for your support and see you on the start line!

About the charity

Army Benevolent Fund

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We exist to give a lifetime of support to the wider Army family, regardless of where or when a soldier served. We act swiftly and efficiently in providing support in the form of grants to those who find themselves in real need. We also provide grants to charities who support the wider Army family.

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