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Rowing 3,000 miles for charity

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Published by The Stray FM News Team at 6:36am 11th February 2018.

A group of men are taking on a charity challenge which will see them row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in December this year.

'Men of Oar' are a team of 4 men who were either born or have connections to Harrogate and North Yorkshire.

They are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2018, rowing non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean to raise £250,000 for Bowel Cancer UK and Combat Stress.

In August 2016, Robin was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer which came as a shock for an active 33 year old with dreams of adventure.

Robin was lucky, he was diagnosed at stage 2, meaning the cancer had not spread and was treatable through surgery and chemotherapy.

The decision to row the Atlantic Ocean came from a desire to undertake an adventure to celebrate surviving cancer and to do something to help people who have the disease in the future.

Robin quickly found his friends and family to be supportive. Dave, Will and Sam also wanted to do something life changing, sharing in the adventure of raising £250,000 for charities.

The crew have a strong link to the Armed Forces; three are serving officers in the Army.

As such, they are all too aware of the devastating effect post traumatic stress disorder has on service people, their families and their friends.

To donate head to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=MenofOar&isTeam=true

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