It's been a busy old weekend for the Team this weekend. 0730 Friday morning saw Fraser braving the cold to start his first hour of the day on the Erg and ultimately managed to rack up a healtht 50 plus km rowing 1 hour on 1 hour off for the next 8 hours. Between him the brilliant volunteers from all around RAF Linton on Ouse they managed to amass a total of over 128km rowed and £150 towards the campaign. We would love to give our thanks to all those who came over to offer their support and encouragement when toes, fingers (and bums) started to numb. It was excellent to see the SWO get some miles in and smashing to get a visit from the Station Commander.
Saturday night saw the 4 lads do their first spot of after dinner speaking in the beautiful Merchant Taylor's Hall in York where the they were invited by the guys at the North and East Yorks Branch of the RBL. The prestation seemed to be well received and the team got some really generous pledges from the awesome people in attendance as well as making some new contacts and gaining some really good advice and feedback. Thanks for having us guys and we looking forward to following up with you all soon.
Sunday saw Fraser on Parade in York for the remembrance service and wreath laying and Duncan came along to support and pay his respects. It was an awesomely we'll run parade under the leadership of Mr Mark Sullivan, what an absolute legend. The people of York were out in force and the applause for the parade as we marched back through the city was brilliant and very moving.
The whole weekend was rounded off with another 8 hours rowing in St Helens Square by the whole team. Another 109km rowed and £650 raised with the help of the giving people of York. The generosity didn't end there, with bacon butties from Betty's, coffee and pastys from the guys at Axis Barbers and hot chocolate and risotto from Carlluucio's, we've so well looked after it's been incredible.
We would just like to say a massive THANK YOU!!!!
Here we will be keeping you up to date of our preparations, training and progress towards competing in the Atlantic Challenge in 2018.