NRL Group have increased their donation for The Four Oarsmen’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to a grand total of £15,000, in support of their £200,000 target.
The team first caught the attention of NRL when they launched their ambitious ocean rowing challenge back in March 2017. The rowers, all with demanding day jobs, are training to set sail across the ocean on 12th December to raise vital funds for MIND and Spinal Research.
Discussing the donation NRL Group’s CEO Andrew Redmayne commented, “Everyone at NRL has been extremely impressed by the dedication The Four Oarsmen have shown to date – undertaking a gruelling training programme, trial rows including tackling the North Sea, and even finding time to organise a charity dinner and auction.
I’m personally both impressed and captivated by their commitment. NRL are delighted to increase their support for the team, and look forward to cheering them off on their inspiring row in December.”
With less than 100 days to go before the challenge, deemed the world’s toughest row, The Four Oarsmen have been ramping up their training. All four oarsmen took to London’s New Street Square this week to row for 24 hours, through the night, to replicate the tiring race conditions. Trials like these provide valuable insight into how the team will manage fatigue, changing weather conditions, and food rations – all whilst battling a strenuous two hours on, two hours off rowing pattern.
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