During what is a very busy time for our politicians it was such a privilege to have the Secretary of State visit the Atlantic Guardsman crew and spend time chatting through our upcoming challenge.
We explained that we will set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands bound for English Harbour in Antigua on 12th of December racing around 30 other crews from around the world. The team are doing this for their mates, past and present, within the regiment and beyond who have suffered from conflicts in which the British Army has been involved such as Afghanistan, Iraq and The Falkland Islands. The Scots guards charity supports British Army veterans, providing the resources and care required no matter what the injury - physical or mental.
In support of the charity the team are doing this challenge in their own time. It will mean we are away from our families over Christmas and New Year, rowing two hours on two hours off; non stop for 40 days. The team is gathering sponsorship and no matter how small or large the donation is, 100% goes to the charity. There have been some vast personal amounts donated, £11,500 has been the single largest to date. Others have donated a couple of pounds, the price of a cup of coffee or bus ticket. No matter how large or small each and every donation is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to supporting the charity cause.
Please Support the team with whatever you can spare: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/theatlanticguardsman