A huge congratulations and thank you to the Transatlantic Traffords who have been rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for St Christopher’s.
On Tuesday 22 January, after rowing almost 3000 miles, they came into the harbour in Antigua at 16:17 GMT and have set a new world record of 41 days for an East to West crossing by a trio. This is an amazing achievement and we are so proud of the team!
See the video of their arrival below:
James and his sons Hugo, 22, and Joe, 18, took on the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to raise money for St Christopher’s.
On their estimated 60-day journey across the ocean, the Trafford team took all their supplies and equipment on-board their boat – named St Christopher’s – as they will only have a satellite phone to communicate intermittently with the world.
“St Christopher’s is an amazing place, with inspirational staff who take so much care to make people’s lives the best they can be”
The trio took turns to row in shifts, alternating between two hours of rowing and two hours of rest all day and night, every day for the 41 days.
During their training, the Traffords visited the hospice this week and spoke to patients, volunteers and staff to hear how the money they raise will help people live their lives to the full.
“It’s an amazing place, with inspirational staff who take so much care to make people’s lives the best they can be, even if they are at the end of their life,” he said.
“Through their teaching programmes they are also helping people across the UK to be better supported when they are dying or bereaved, which is so important and often doesn’t get talked about enough. If we can support the hospice in just a small way, we will feel that we’ve really achieved something.”
To donate to James, Joe and Hugo’s mission, please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TransatlanticTraffords