THEY DID IT!!!! BREAKING THE WORLD RECORD ROWING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC in 50 DAYS 5 HOURS & 53 MINUTES FOR CHARITY!!!! SO PROUD OF OUR GIRLS!!!! $34,485.67 RAISED FOR CAUSES!!
These girls took passion for charity to a whole new level… Pushing the boundaries, they overcame many challenges a long the way, but not once did they doubt themselves. They knew they would bring change to this world if they persevered, and that they did! During their row for charity, they had many wildlife encounters from giant sea turtles, marlin, whales, flying fish, sharks (YES SHARKS!) and other mysterious creatures! Their food was extra special, as they actually prepared every meal by hand from would be wasted food in an effort to bring awareness to one of the charities, FareShare. “FareShare is a UK wide charity fighting hunger and food waste. They redistribute good food that would otherwise go to waste to front line charities and community groups that support vulnerable people. By ensuring good food is not wasted we turn an environmental problem into a social solution. For more than 24 years FareShare has been working with the food industry to identify quality, in date surplus food that can be redistributed to charities. FareShare reaches over 1,500 towns and cities, providing food for 36.7 million meals a year and supporting 772,390 people every week. The 9,653 charities that receive food through FareShare provide a lifeline to vulnerable people, including homeless hostels, children’s breakfast clubs and lunch clubs for older people. By receiving food through FareShare, these organisations are better able to provide nutritious meals alongside life changing support.
Another challenging part of their row was to stay positive and believe that they can and will accomplish their goal. This mindset sets the stage for their next charity, The Mintridge Foundation. Established by an inspirational friend of the girls, the Mintridge Foundation provides a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. With sport playing such a massive part in both of our lives, we’re proud to be able to support the vitally important work that the Mintridge Foundation is doing to support the mental and physical health of young people in the UK.
After overcoming many mental and physical obstacles, they come to realize how great of an opportunity it was to not only experience such a journey, but to fight for a cause that others may not have the physical capability to fight for and need help from those who can fight and bring awareness. The girl’s 3rd charity of choice to row for was Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. They are the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research and are the only charity who carries out research into all 200 different types of cancer. Their groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has seen survival rates double in the last 40 years. Their scientists and doctors have contributed to most of the world’s top cancer drugs and have pioneered the use of radiotherapy to treat cancer. Their research to beat cancer is entirely funded by the public. And thanks to public generosity their scientists, doctors and nurses are leading the world in discovering new ways to fight cancer. Research saves lives and their work is critical to ensuring more people beat this devastating disease.
We are so lucky and proud to be apart of Jemma and Lauren’s journey and are very excited to spread the word their incredible experience and help bring awareness to these causes and more!
To see their videos of the finish line and first step onto land, click here —–> https://d.pr/b/5c55acedd31ad400160011e0
To learn more about Jemma & Lauren their row, their charities, and continuing fundraiser for their causes, go to
To see pictures of their beautiful boat, click this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/71bdcnefgonwou8/AAAWG4WzYsIJNrSWvf20Mejaa?dl=0