For 53 days, we tracked and watched the Entrepreneur Ship in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge move through the Atlantic Ocean powered by the rowing skills of Guy Rigby and David Murray. They now hold the world record for the oldest pair to row any ocean. During the journey, the team entertained us with videos of near misses with tankers, strange sea birds and the horrendous amount of plastic pollution they encountered, creating problems for future generations.
When asked to vote for their nominated charity, 53% of the staff at Chestertons, the London-based real estate agents, voted to support a charity focused on tackling ocean pollution. As a result, Salah Mussa, Chairman of the Chestertons Foundation, organised a substantial donation to the Ocean Generation charity.
Designed to connect participants to ocean threats, Ocean Generation’s Ocean Academy provides the education and tools for young people to protect the ocean. From the generous bequest from Chestertons Foundation to Ocean Generation, they will educate 40,000 young people on the importance of our oceans and what can be done to safeguard them. Hopefully, the next generation of Atlantic rowers will see the difference. Guy and David are raising money for UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. You can donate to the Entrepreneur Ship via crowdfunder.co.uk.