Together We Can Make A Difference

Together We Can Make A Difference

We aim to raise £200,000 which will be split equally between Parkinson’s UK, Clear Trust & RAFT.

Total raised

Parkinson’s UK is a charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life for Parkinson’s sufferers. Its goal is to bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s. They:

  • provide expert information on Parkinson’s
  • influence and fund ground-breaking research
  • offer support and promote opportunities to live life to the full
  • campaign and influence
  • fundraise to find a cure and improve life

Visit Parkinson’s UK website

Clear Trust enables children and adults suffering neuro-developmental and co-ordination difficulties, brain injury, spinal damage or long-term neurological disorders to participate in physical exercise and rehabilitation programmes. They raise funding to:

  • advance the treatment and care of children and adults with brain/spinal injuries, neuro-developmental and coordination disorders, learning difficulties and long-term physical disabilities
  • provide specialist equipment and rehabilitation facilities
  • fund research and education in clinical exercise and rehabilitation science

Visit Clear Trust website

Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT) is a medical research charity working in the field of tissue regeneration.  Its aim is to give people who have suffered severe tissue damage (e.g. skin or bone) through accident, disease or birth abnormality access to pioneering new treatments that will significantly improve their quality of life, independence and dignity. Current research projects include:

  • Facial reconstruction using 3D printing
  • Bionic limbs
  • Bone regeneration
  • Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
  • Wound healing

Visit the RAFT website


Buy a Mile

Buy a mile for £25 and your name will be written on our ‘Inspiration Wall’ inside the boat to cross the Indian Ocean with us. 

The Indian Ocean is no place for the faint-hearted, but Billy and Barry have already proved their mettle on the Pacific Ocean as part of Team Battleborn in 2014. On that crossing they not only proved that they have what it takes physically and mentally, but even managed to write quite possibly the funniest ocean-rowing blog ever, every post a gem of laugh-out-loud moments.

I wish them all the best in their bid for the speed record and in raising funds for Parkinson’s UK and other charities, and eagerly await a new season of blog posts. Reading about the Indian Ocean will, I’m certain, be a lot more fun than rowing it.


English ocean rower, environmental advocate, writer and speaker


Together we can achieve more, join us on our journey!