Suddenly… it’s TOMORROW !
Following the disappointment of the Celtic Challenge 2016 being cancelled last year owing to bad weather, the team have persevered, retrained and are now ready for this years race. We leave for Ireland tomorrow !
Sometime this weekend (weather permitting), Team Margot Rowers will be embarking on a charity row across the Irish Sea in a Celtic Longboat, in support of Team Margot Foundation & to raise awareness of the urgent need for more people to join the bone marrow register.
The rowing event, which is called the Celtic Challenge, is the longest true rowing race, a 95 mile race across the Irish Sea from Arklow, Ireland to Aberystwyth, Wales. The challenge is likely to take around 24 hours to complete.
Over £32,000 was raised by Team Margot Rowers last year (thank YOU!) and we have re-opened the same donation page again for this year’s event. If you wish to donate, please click this link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TeamMargotRowers
For more on how Team Margot Foundation manages money and grants funds raised, please click here: https://www.teammargot.com/team-margot-foundation-review-of-year-two-201617/
THANK YOU to everyone involved: all the rowers, support team & supporters. And also to those who have donated money in support.
Wish us luck !
Together, saving lives
CELTIC CHALLENGE 2017 TEAM:
Dr Phil Ancliff, Margot’s Haematology Consultant
Martin Beaumont (c)
Yaser Martini, Margot’s father
Rib driver: Mike Smith
Boat Transport to Ireland & trailers to Aberystwyth:
Jeff Hathaway, Margot’s Grandad & AJ, the friendly builder
Other Team Margot Rowers:
James Foster Kenney
Stephanie Von Werthern
For more on Team Margot Rowers: https://www.teammargot.com/back-in-training-for-the-celtic-challenge/
Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)
Team Margot’s mission
To help save and improve lives by educating, inspiring and motivating people, especially from ethnically diverse communities, to register as blood, organ, stem cell and bone marrow donors and to provide a range of support to families caring for child cancer patients.
Team Margot also provides secretariat support to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion.