Last year, whilst on our annual holiday in Salcombe, I came across ‘Ocean Valour’; a couple of young guys who would attempt to row unsupported from New York to Salcombe. You can read my previous blog by clicking here.
The idea emerged to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, an organisation particularly close to Tom’s heart after sadly losing his father Luke in late 2012.
Tomorrow, after an incredible 92 days at sea, Tom Rainey and Lawrence Walters will arrive in Salcombe. I’ve been following their story over the last three months, via social media and their website, where they have a live GPS tracker.
From reading their updates it clearly been a tough gig, although obviously it was never going to easy. It is a truly incredible achievement to complete this journey. Sadly I can’t make it down there tomorrow to welcome them home, as much as I’d like to be there.
They have raised an impressive £50,000 so far, but I know they wanted to raise much more. Hopefully these guys will get some decent media coverage over the next 24-48 hours and can increase their funds further.
A massive well done Ocean Valour; the necessary mental and physical stamina, not to mention sheer grit and unbelievably determination they must have, far exceeds that of many I’m sure.
You can see the whole story of Ocean Valour on their website, including ways to contribute to their cause; http://www.oceanvalour.co.uk/
The image below shows their actual GPS tracking map. It gives some degree of the scale of their achievement.