Churcher’s Proud to Support Emergency Medicine Doctor Duo in Charity Row Around GB


Churcher’s College is proud to support the husband-and-wife team - ‘Emergensea Duo’ – who have taken on the challenge of rowing around the whole of Great Britain completely unaided. Churcher’s is sponsoring one of the oars being used on the challenge which is estimated will row 1 million strokes during this voyage!

Charlie and Adam have previously successfully rowed across the Atlantic, raising £25,000 for charity. The pair are now aiming to raise a further £25,000 in aid of the RNLI, Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Mind and RD&E Charity, by independently circumnavigating around Great Britain, starting and finishing at Tower Bridge, London.

In order to successfully complete the challenge, they will attempt to undertake the task unsupported, keeping all necessary supplies on board including water and food; they do not plan to step back onto dry land until the finish line.

It is estimated they will burn around 5,000 calories and drink 6-8 litres of water per day.

The challenge began on Sunday 22 May 2022 and their real-time progress can be tracked on their website and via Emergensea Duo’s social media channels.

The school has supported the pair for such an inspirational endeavour, not least because of its own historical maritime connections.   Churcher’s College was established in 1722 with a generous bequest of £3,000 from Richard Churcher in his will to provide an education for ten or twelve boys from Petersfield in the arts of writing, arithmetic and the mathematics of navigation.

Today, Churcher’s pupils are offered numerous adventurous activity opportunities, including many teams entering the annual ‘Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon’, a challenge which requires the students to train every weekend for six months to prepare for the 125-mile race. Charlie and Adam have, no doubt, trained far longer for this epic journey and we wish them both the very best of luck!

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