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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Nevermind the rollocks!

Ocean Reunion, one of the 26 teams taking part in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge, has reached the finish-line in Antigua, winning first place.

The team of Jack, Angus, Joe and Gus used this phenomenal fundraising opportunity to raise over £100,000, which will be split between the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Ocean Reunion endured 37 days and nine hours at sea, with each member rowing two hours on and two hours off, smashing the previous record for completing ‘the world’s toughest row’.

Claire Phillips, Community Development and Fundraising Manager at the Trust, said: “The money raised through their dedication to this extremely tough challenge will enable the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to invest in cutting-edge research to develop treatments and life changing therapies. It will help shape a new future where everyone born with cystic fibrosis can look forward to a life unlimited by their condition.”

The team is no stranger to breaking records, having set the fastest time for crossing the North Sea in a training row. Angus’ uncle also holds a world record in transatlantic rowing, and his sister Bella is currently in second place in the Talisker challenge in the team Row Like a Girl.

The Trust is now looking forward to the safe arrival of All Beans No Monkeys, another team fundraising for Trust, which is in sixth place and rapidly approaching the finish line.