Rowing the Atlantic for children’s cancer charities

NormCyber, sponsor of team Two-Inna-Row in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, has announced a new milestone in the rowing pair’s journey to raise funds for children’s cancer charities.

This December, Sandhurst-based IT professional Darryl Thöle and teammate Sean Geiser will row 3,000 miles non-stop and unassisted in the world’s toughest ocean rowing race to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK, Kids Cancer Foundation, and The Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

The team has unveiled the final design of the boat, which features the handprints and names of children treated at Southampton Children’s Hospital and Frimley Park Hospital. Not only that, but the boat also received a number of handprints from the Kids Cancer Foundation. The handprints – the smallest of which belong to patients just two years of age – will provide a constant source of inspiration and determination to the pair as they will row 24 hours a day in two-hour shifts over the course of around 50 days, facing up to 15 kilograms of weight loss, sleep deprivation and constant exposure to the elements.

“Every day in the UK, 10 children or young people are diagnosed with cancer. The bravery of these children is exemplary, and their fight against the illness is incomparable to the challenge we are undertaking. We are doing this for them and for life-saving research,” said Thöle.

“We are delighted to support Darryl and Sean as they enter into the final phase of preparation for the race. With one handprint on the boat particularly familiar to me, I can safely say that every donation will make a difference in helping these organisations continue to carry out extraordinary work,” said Pete Bowers, COO at NormCyber.

More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed the Atlantic Ocean. The 2022 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will begin at La Gomera, Canary Islands on 12 December and finish in English Harbour, Antigua.

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