Wolverhampton paramedic to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic for charity

Friday 19th June 2015 – 8.50am – Claire Brown.

A paramedic from Wolverhampton is embarking on a gruelling 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in December and needs your help!

WOLVERHAMPTON PARAMEDIC TO ROW 3,000 MILES ACROSS ATLANTIC FOR CHARITY 1

Tom Hodgson, aged 41 and lives Walsall, is based at Willenhall ambulance hub and has worked for West Midlands Ambulance Service for almost eight years.

In December he is going to be part of a four-man crew named ‘Square One Atlantic Team’ to take part in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge; one of the Worlds’ toughest competitions that consists of over 20 teams aiming to be the first to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

WOLVERHAMPTON PARAMEDIC TO ROW 3,000 MILES ACROSS ATLANTIC FOR CHARITY 2

The team, who are raising money for Rape Crisis England and Wales and Sport For Freedom charities, will embark on their 90 day challenge from La Gomera in the Canary Islands in December.

Tom said: “We have so far raised just over £7,000 towards our £10,000 target to make it into the challenge, the deadline to reach the target is the 22nd June! The hardest part of this journey is raising the funds to get us to the start line and we can only do this with your help.  After that, we will need to continue fundraising in the months leading up to the race itself. The number of people to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean is roughly equal to the number of people who have been into space so, if you can donate anything we’d be immensely grateful.”

Please visit www.squareoneatlantic.com  site for further information or http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/squareoneatlantic.

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