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  • Focus on Fortitude IV – Charity Ball raises £77,000


    If you think training to row the Atlantic Ocean in a competition deemed the World’s toughest row sounds hard enough work, Fortitude IV stretched themselves even further this month when they organised a Charity Ball in aid of West London Zone.

    The four friends were keen to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charity, who work with young adults across key areas of London to help them achieve their full potential.

    Held at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Saturday 19th October, the spectacular event entertained guests with live entertainment and the highlight of the night – a charity auction raising £77,000.

    Fortitude IV Charity Ball

    The friends will row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019

    Fortitude IV Charity Ball

    Fortitude IV unveiled the boat that they’ll be travelling in across the Atlantic Ocean

    Fortitude IV Charity Ball

    West London Zone’s Chief Executive Officer Louisa Mitchell thanks Fortitude IV and guests for their generosity.


    The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

    Each year ambitious rowers set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to travel 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The premier event in the rowing calendar, teams will be competing to land in Antigua, a race that is expected to take one month at sea.

    Who Are Fortitude IV?

    Fortitude IV are a team of four friends and amateur rowers taking on the courageous challenge of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2019, the team are raising funds for West London Zone, who support underprivileged children in London.

    Read more about the team and their journey.