Rowing Team Raises Over £165,000 for Charity

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“Shall we row back?”

These were the first words spoken by the ‘Fitter Planet’ team arriving after their epic 3000-mile row across the Atlantic, completing the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They finished their journey in an impressive 42 days, 3 hours and 47 minutes.

Field and Lawn is incredibly proud to be one of the ‘Fitter Planet’ team’s main sponsors who have raised over £165,000 for Unicef and ShelterBox so far.

The team was elated and overcome with joy on arrival at Antigua’s famous English Harbour at the weekend.

They were the sixth to arrive out of the 21 boats that set off on the 12th of December. The journey was about a week longer than expected due to unusual Westerly winds about halfway through, but the ‘4afitterplanet’ team kept their pace of 2 hours on, 2 hours off the whole way, experiencing all sorts of wildlife and weather in the process.

We’re incredibly proud of the team – Rich, Keith, Josh and James – and we congratulate them on this achievement of a lifetime. Enjoy your well-earned rest guys!