We like slightly nuts people, a bit like us! So when some friends of the SPRINT6GOLF Team said they wanted to row across the Atlantic we had to support them; partly to reward their huge balls, and mostly for the charitable cause they are doing it for!
Last week Rory, Sam, Harry and Toby set off from the Canary Islands in a small row boat as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge (www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com). This endeavour will require them being at sea for over a month crossing one of the widest stretches of ocean on the planet.
Why are they doing this?
Well, sadly a good friend of the lads, James, took his own life in 2006. James' parents started the James Wentworth-Stanley Fund to raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst young people and to tackle the terrible and shocking statistic that suicide is the largest cause of death amongst young men in the UK. Every year, more than 5,000 people in the UK take their own lives – and 22 per cent of them are men aged between 16 and 24.
Over the past 9 years The JWSMF has done a great deal to combat these terrifying statistics and now they are extremely excited to be setting up the first pilot in a series of non-clinical crisis centres for those at high risk of suicide, to be known as "James’ Place". As you can imagine there are high running costs for each centre and the team is aiming to raise funds to cover the establishment and operating costs of at least one centre.
So please visit their website (www.rowforjames.com) to find out more and to donate to their exceptional cause.
Please follow their race using the Race Tracker: www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/race-tracker/
And, send them messages of support using Instagram: www.instagram.com/rowforjames
Best of luck lads, and have a great Christmas!