This year the Row2Recovery team will be returning to the water and entering a team in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge for a second time, raising money for Help for Heroes.
The team comprises of two injured servicemen as well as two able-bodied members of the Armed Forces in what’s touted as the world’s toughest rowing race.
As well as raising money for Help for Heroes, the team has been supported by the charity with £25k towards the expedition, in addition to some funding from The Endeavor Fund.
The race will begin on 2nd December 2013 and the Row2Recovery team will row 3,000 nautical miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua, racing against teams from around the world.
Cayle Royce, one member of the Row2Recovery team, was injured in May 2012 whilst serving with the Light Dragoons in Afghanistan after he stepped on an explosive device. This resulted in the amputation of both legs above the knee, facial scarring, multiple amputations to the fingers of his left hand and neck trauma. A keen outdoorsman and traveller before the injury, Cayle is looking forward to getting back into the adventure game and proving what can be achieved despite sustaining life-changing injuries. Thanks to your fundraising, Help for Heroes have been able to support Cayle through activities at Headley Court, ski equipment and a trip to New York to take part in the Soldier Ride.
Scott Blaney suffered an above the knee amputation and soft tissue injuries from a bomb whilst conducting operations in Afghanistan in 2007 with the Grenadier Guards. Determined to live life to the full, Scott successfully swam across the channel in 2009 and campaigns to raise the profile of injured service personnel.
Find out more about the amazing Row2Recovery team here!