UKBAA Chairman Simon Calver to take part in 2021 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge for charity

UKBAA Chairman Simon Calver and his rowing partner Tim will be taking part in the 2021 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Their goal is to raise £100,000 for Stem4 (www.stem4.org.uk), a fantastic charity supporting positive mental health in teenagers. They develop app based technology to stop depression, self-harm, eating disorders and other issues. They are small but have an amazing success rate in stopping (or Stemming) escalation to serious injuries.

The challenge will see Simon and Tim embarking on a 3,000 mile journey that will take up to two months.

Talking about why he’s taking on the challenge, Simon shares;

“I have been blessed with an exciting an interesting career which has challenged me and at times been both rewarding and stressful. I have also met and worked with some amazing people. Now is the time to test my personal resilience, my physical limits and to help me grow further as a person. Apparently, there is nothing like 50 days on the open ocean to change your perspective on life and I hope it does this for me, we shall see.”

I also want to raise a large sum for a charity supporting teenage mental health, this is where you come in (yes there is a catch). We all know this has been a difficult time for teenagers and both Tim (my rowing partner) and I have known friends and family impacted by mental health issues at this precarious time in the lives of young adults and we want to make a difference. This is another reason we have called our boat Mindcraft.”

If you’d like to support Simon and Tim, you can do so by donating at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mindcraft

By UKBAA 22 Oct 2020