Together with Henley River and Rowing Museum, The Bubbleheads have invited teams entered into the Talisker Whisky Atlantic challenge 2020 to join them for a charity 24 hour row.
Having heard 24-hour rows were a popular fundraising event for teams who competed in previous Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenges, we were keen to take it to the next step. We wanted to bring teams together in the lead up to the main event in December and through working together, encourage each other through the challenge and utilise everyone’s efforts to boosting fundraising for each team’s chosen charity. A coincidental meeting in the cafe at the Henley River and Rowing Museum led us to find the perfect venue for the event… a location steeped in history and home to UK rowing with the facilities to host large numbers.
How to prepare to row for 24 hours
Given that we are adopting the same rowing conditions for the 24 hour row that we will be using for our Atlantic crossing – 2 hours on and 2 hours off, each of our team have been focusing on rowing for 2 hour stints, whether that be in the gym, at home or on holiday! It’s not about speed or the distance covered, it’s about endurance training and going for the duration.
All of us are reporting, despite a few physical niggles and some very ‘numb bums’, the main challenge all of us will face is mental. However, like that of this whole challenge, we are all aligned and on the same page as to ‘WHY‘ we are doing this. We are doing this to raise vital funds for two charities which need our support on both sides of the big Atlantic pond.
- Hampshire based charity, the Wessex Cancer Trust who provide a range of services for individuals living with cancer and their families. This event and our campaign couldn’t come at a better time given the Crisis Appeal they launched just before Christmas.
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee who continue to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
How can you support us
The best support you can provide would be in person at Henley River and Rowing Museum at the event on 25 January… however we do realise for our supporters far and wide this may not be feasible.
The next best thing you can do is to Donate to our chosen charities in various different ways, listed below:
In addition, you can also buy official ‘The Bubbleheads’ Merchandise from our online shop.
However you choose to support us, wherever you are on Saturday and whatever you are doing, drop us a message on either Instagram, LinkedIn or Facebook to show us your support. A few words of encouragement will go along way… and be the boost we will no doubt need at 3am in the morning when spirits are waining.