Church House Investment Management has announced its sponsorship of The Friendship – four friend brothers, made up of two sets of twins, who will take on The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December.
The first set of four brothers to row any ocean and the first sets of two twins to row any ocean, they will be travelling a gruelling 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the West Indies. The guys can expect to experience a wide variety of challenges from waves up to 20ft high, temperatures up to 40°c, sleep deprivation, severe dehydration, and the small matter of shark-infested waters!
Known as the world’s toughest row, the Devon-based team are in it for more than just the challenge. They are raising money for three charities, each personal to skipper Jack and his brothers, Hamish, Arthur and Euan.
Church House has set up a dedicated page on its website to share details of the challenge and hopes to feature updates from the rowers as they make their way across the vast Atlantic Ocean.
Jeremy Wharton, CEO of Church House, said: “When I first heard of this challenge, I was in complete awe of the courage and commitment required to take it on. As a resident of Devon and leading a business with roots in the South West, I immediately wanted to be involved.
“The fact that a group of four brothers will take on this long-distance row makes it even more exciting. We are delighted to sponsor The Friendship, and they have our wholehearted best wishes for a successful Atlantic crossing”.
The four will be raising money for Kiwoko Hospital in Uganda which provides vital healthcare services to poor and vulnerable people in the Greater Luwero Triangle area, Drive Forward which helps young adults leaving foster or residential care to achieve their full potential and Chat, a charity which supports people experiencing housing difficulties in Mid Devon.
You can donate to The Friendship charities here.