My London2London expedition is a 3.5 year attempt to loop the planet using human power – rowing, cycling and kayaking 25,000 miles from London all the way back to London. I have already kayaked and cycled from London to Japan, crossing the English Channel, the dusty steppe of Kazkahsan, the furnace of the Gobi desert, the mountains of Japan and the wilderness of far east Russia. In 2012 my bid to row from Japan to Canada was ended by rescue after a tropical storm, one month in. 2013 sees my second attempt – rowing solo – for 200 days or so – across the North Pacific to Canada.
I will then cycle across Canada and the U.S during the deep winter, before rowing home across the Atlantic in 2014. It is a gruelling expedition, a route never before attempted, taking in some of the most challenging climates and environments in the world.
I am supporting four great charities during my L2L expedition, all of which relate to causes which have affected me, or those close to me, in recent years.
I really hope you will help me in my mission to raise £100,000 for them – this is £1 for each charity for every one of the 25,000 miles from London2London on my expedition.
The money is split equally four ways. You can donate by clicking on the Donate Now button to the right. Or if you are interested in helping me hit my £100,000 total through fundraising events or something similar, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Set up by my friend, the wonderful Kristin Hallenga, after she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer aged just 23, this charity is all about raising awareness of breast cancer in young women.
I love being out on the water and so am happy to support JST in their efforts to get people out there too on tall ships sailing adventures – regardless of ability. I am delighted to be a Vice Patron for JST.
Motor neurone disease is a killer. The MND Association is working to make sure that one day it won’t be. It funds and promotes research into the disease as well as providing care and support for those living with MND. A friend of mine is dying from the disease – he is optimistic that one day there will be a cure.
It was while I was at sea in 2009 that I realised that fresh water is everything in life. And without it, life is nothing. That’s why the work that WaterAid do is so important.