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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

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All Beans No Monkeys have reached land after rowing more than 3,000 nautical miles in 44 days, beating 20 other teams to finish the Talisker Atlantic Challenge in sixth place.

Four university friends -  James, Stuart, Liam and James - endured 40 degree temperatures, huge waves, hurricane-strength winds and sleep deprivation to raise money for the Trust’s work.

The Talisker Atlantic Challenge has been billed as the toughest race in the world – more people have climbed Everest or been into space than have completed it.

Stuart said: “Rowing the Atlantic in hurricane conditions was a scary experience, but spurred on by the support of everyone back home and the thought of the difference our fundraising could make for people like my nephew, who has cystic fibrosis, we strapped down everything on the boat and squashed into our cabins for 48 hours.

“We want to raise as much as we can so we are extremely grateful to everyone who has already donated – keep the support coming!"

Claire Phillips, Community Development and Fundraising Manager at the Trust, said: “All Beans No Monkeys have been incredible since they started on this journey and they should be very proud of their achievement.

“We are extremely grateful to them for the effort that they put in leading up to this challenge, with their tough training regime and fantastic fundraising, and not least what they have endured throughout their time at sea.”

If you want to support the team, you can make a donation or offer an item for their upcoming raffle by contacting them on Facebook.