Two fearless rowers have successfully reached their destination of Barbados having spent the last 50 days rowing across the Atlantic to raise money for diabetes research.
The rowers reached the Caribbean island sporting beards having not been on dry land since the 12th of December.
The charity challenge the friends had set themselves was extremely daring as they faced the threats of huge waves as well as sharks. As the pair headed across the equator, cold wasn’t as much of a problem as heat, which posed a serious risk of dehydration.
During quieter times of the expeditio, boredom was a challenge as the pair had to keep up a healthy pace of rowing hour after hour after hour.
Despite the challenges, the pair kept true to the task and always had their motivation in mind, to raise money for both type 1 diabetes and leukaemia research. Over the course of the challenge, the pair raised over £140,000 for the type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, and the Cure Leukaemia charity.
Alex’s brother has type 1 diabetes, whilst Harry’s mother had recently died from leukaemia. The rowers still have a little further to go to reach their £150,000 target. If you would like to make a donatio, visit their Rowing 4 Research website.

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