Fundraising duo to take on unprecedented global challenges for wounded veterans.

Fundraising duo Jake and Mike are going global, taking on epic challenges across the globe, including a world record, all to raise money so that our brave veterans receive all the support they deserve.

All the money raised will go to Diving with the Injured, a charitable programme run by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity that takes wounded and injured service personnel on diving trips around the world as part of their rehabilitation, building resilience and confidence.

Jake and Mike are beginning in Norway, completing a marathon not only in sub-zero conditions but also by running across a frozen lake. Their next adventure will see them climb Mount Matterhorn, one of the most notoriously difficult peaks to summit in Europe. However, they are saving their biggest challenge for last. They are going to row 8,400km across the Indian Ocean and will be the first pair to ever complete this journey.

In March 2025, they will depart from Australia and arrive in Tanzania some 60-90 days later depending on the conditions they face on the open sea. Whilst on the ocean, they will be rowing for 24-hours a day between them, cleaning the barnacles off the boat, navigating, and communicating with nearby ships, eating and hopefully getting some sleep! They are setting an ambitious goal of raising £250,000!

You can keep up to date with Jake and Mike's fundraising journey and make a donation here:

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