1 February 2023
Row for Amy Update: Month One
We're proud to be sponsoring Andrew on his journey as he rows solo and unsupported across the Atlantic in support of C.R.Y.
Andrew Osbourne is rowing 3,000 miles to raise funds for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (C.R.Y.), after his daughter Amy passed away of young sudden cardiac death, aged 25.
Andrew's journey started in the Canary Islands, and he's already completed 1,000 miles of his journey. Despite the physical and mental challenges, he's seen breath-taking sights along the way, including schools of dolphins and stunning sunsets. He's even gone fishing to pass the time, making the most of his journey in the open ocean.
He has also faced harsh weather conditions, including storms, but he's remained strong and determined to reach his goal. He's been sharing his experiences through social media, and his journey has been an inspiration to us all at MHR. The outpouring of support and donations he's received is a testament to the impact he's making for C.R.Y.
What is C.R.Y.?
C.R.Y. is a charity that provides support and information to families affected by young sudden cardiac death. The charity also funds research to help prevent it from happening in the future.
His journey across the Atlantic is not only a physical feat, it's also been a huge success in raising funds for the charity. Andrew has already reached his goal of raising £100,000, and has now extended his target to £125,000.
The challenge will take him roughly 90 days to complete and is the world's toughest row, crossing the 5-mile-deep ocean in his 20-foot rowboat. The journey requires over 1.5 million oar strokes, and he must consume over 5,000 calories a day to maintain his energy levels!
Andrew's journey is a true adventure, and we wish him all the best as he continues on his journey. We encourage everyone to follow his journey and support C.R.Y. Together, we can help make a difference and prevent young sudden cardiac death.
You can track every step of Andrew's journey via his GPS tracker here.