Ullapool rowers to take on the Minch for MS

Check out this amazing fundraising effort by five Ullapool rowers: Rowing the Minch for MS Click on the link to read all about it. The row will take place in August this year.

The crew have a combined age of 292

Our target amount of £22,683, equates to £1 for each stroke of our oars.

Our Challenge

Our challenge is to row the Minch from Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides, to Ullapool on the north west coast of the Highlands, in a 22ft St Ayles skiff. The row, approximately 50 miles across open sea, is expected to take 15 hours. This is a personal challenge for the crew, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and raise funds for the MS Society. The row, which will be physically and mentally challenging, symbolises the struggle of living with MS and is a fitting way to bring attention to a cause close to our hearts.

The Cause

A higher-than-average percentage of people in our small community have been diagnosed with MS, a condition affecting the brain and spinal cord for which there is currently no cure. Many more people care for those living with the condition. This row is our way of showing support: we see you, we recognise you, we care.

The crew – Gary Lewis, John Grant, Kathryn Bennett, Lorraine Thomson and Anthony O’Flaherty – also have a Facebook page where you can see all the effort they’ve put in so far.