Two brothers from Lymington, Hampshire, are nearing the completion of their journey rowing the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for the British Skin Foundation, in memory of their father who passed away after he battled skin cancer.
Half-brothers Greg Bailey and Jude Massey are rowing the 3,000 mile journey on a vegan diet and set off on 18th January from Gran Canaria and finish the journey in Barbados. They have raised £78,000 of their £100,000 target and if successful in completing the journey, Jude will be the youngest man to have rowed any ocean in a pair, setting a new Guinness World Record, aged only 19.
Throughout their journey they have faced a number of challenges, however, highlights such as shooting stars, seeing wildlife including whales and dolphins and picking up a stowaway bird (which they named Pete), have helped to spur them on.
Matthew Patey, CEO of British Skin Foundation said: “The British Skin Foundation is incredibly lucky to have such determined and dedicated fundraisers as Greg and Jude. They have tackled every challenge thrown at them by the Atlantic Ocean with true courage. The incredible amount of money they have raised [£78,000 and counting] will fund skin cancer research to find cures and treatments for future patients. Your dad would been very proud.”