The Injured Soldiers’ Atlantic Rowing Challenge

14 Days to the transatlantic row – Funds raised to date: £509,750!

Row2recovery, (a bold new project to raise money for Help for Heroes, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) and ABF – The soldiers’ Charity) raised in excess of £100,000 at spectacular London dinner attended by over 350 guests at the Royal Horticultural Society on November 14. The London fundraising dinner was specifically timed to give supporters of Row2Recovery a chance to bid farewell to the guys as well as to raise more funds for this worthy cause.

Hosted by charismatic TV Historian Dan Snow, guests were entertained by British Paralympic heroine Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson, DBE and Chairman of England Cricket Selectors, Geoff Miller, as well as the brave crew taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The guests took part in a live silent auction during a sumptuous three course dinner washed down with Talisker Whisky. The dinner, supported by the Salamanca Group, was a resounding success for the charity and the party continued late into the night.

Row2Recovery is the brainchild of three former British Army commanders who trained together at Sandhurst and saw extensive combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ed Janvrin, Alex Mackenzie and Tony Harris witnessed friends and comrades sustain life-changing injuries, while Tony lost his left leg when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated under his vehicle in May 2009. Continue reading “The Injured Soldiers’ Atlantic Rowing Challenge”