Next month, four friends will be taking on the biggest challenge of their lives by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean completely unassisted. This feat will be taken on in aid of the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund to raise awareness for depression, anxiety and suicide in young people and in young men. Harry Wentworth-Stanley, the captain of the team, lost his brother James to suicide when he was just 21, and is taking on this challenge to mark the 10th anniversary of his death. Alongside 3 of his friends, Harry will be taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge where 30 teams from around the world will compete to cross the North Atlantic in the fastest time. The team, aptly named Row For James are aiming to raise in excess of £300,000 for the charity which will equate to £100 for every mile rowed. The raised money will be put towards setting up the first in a series of non-clinical crisis centres for those at high risk of suicide, to be known as “James’ Place”. This service that does not currently exist in the UK. The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge is 3,000 miles, 24 hours of rowing a day, 2 hours on, 2 hours off. Please support this fantastic cause at RowForJames.com
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