One boat, three paramedics, three thousand miles, over 1.5 million oar strokes. The World's Toughest Row (Atlantic) brings together teams from all walks of life united by the same objective: to take on the unique challenge of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat.
Rowing from La Gomera (28°N, 17°W) to Antigua (17°N, 62°W), rowers will burn more than five thousand calories per day. The race offers different experiences to all involved. The challenge creates strong friendships and competitiveness gives way to the camaraderie that is required to complete the challenge.
Working on frontline emergency ambulances over the last four years has been challenging. The first wave of COVID-19 brought trepidation of the unknown effects of the virus. The ensuing marathon-like waves brought fatigue and NHS-wide strain as we recovered from the pandemic. Now, we are all faced with the difficulties of the cost of living crisis.
Our colleagues and service users have really taken the toll. With paramedic burnout at an all-time high and the most vulnerable in society becoming sicker, we decided to take action.
We have chosen to raise money for three amazing charities which are at the forefront of improving patient care within communities. Funds raised will be split equally between the chosen charities.
The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC) provides a range of services to support the mental health, physical rehabilitation, and financial wellbeing of the UK's ambulance staff, their family members, students, and ambulance service volunteers.
Doing whatever it takes to support people with cancer. Macmillan raise money to provide vital cancer services, research, and conduct campaigns to promote better encer care. In addition to supporting those living with cancer, Macmillan is dedicated to supporting the cancer care workforce.
Financial donations allow us to buy equipment and supplies. And everything left over will be donated to our chosen charities!
Have equipment you think will help us support these fantastic charities? We'd love to hear from you!