Moving into the post-row world


We have always said that this project was in 3 stages: (1) getting to the start line (2) crossing the Pacific (3) completing our fundraising and sharing our journey.  This week, we have been starting stage (3) in ernest.  This morning we had a break from the media whirlwind in the morning and, after a crew meeting over a coffee, we headed to the offices of Breast Cancer Care to catch up with the team there that have been such a great support to us.  It was lovely to see Sarah, Alice, Claire and Steve and also to meet the wider team at BCC and to share some of our stories with them.  We still have a huge amount of fundraising to do for Breast Cancer Care and Walking With The Wounded if we are to meet our £250,000 target, so we look forward to working with both charities over the coming months as the ‘post-row’ stage of our project continues.

Next stop was a meeting with Catherine Spencer of Inspiring Women and event manager Laura, who are presenting and organising our gala charity fundraising event.  We had a great brainstorm over a cup of tea and made some good plans.  We are so excited about our event, which we hope will be a high profile, glamorous celebration of our own Pacific crossing, adventure, sport and our wonderful charities.  We want to raise as much money as possible for Breast Cancer Care and Walking With The Wounded, so if you are reading this and think that you’d like to buy a ticket or a table, or sponsor or contribute to our event in ANY way at all, we’d LOVE to hear from you.  Please email or
Finally, Meg dashed off to appear on BBC Radio Kent and BBC South East.  She has a sore throat (that’s what being in the real world around other people will do for you!), but was a champion and did a fab job with a very husky voice.
Meg Radio Kent
This evening we are all in separate places: catching up with family, friends, preparing to get to a hen do, sorting things out in the office!  We need to get an early night to continue catching up on all our sleep – tomorrow morning will be another early start as we’re on the Saturday Show on Channel 5.


  1. Antonia says:

    Excellent you’re having a bash! Can’t wait 🙂

  2. You inspired me to hear about this incredible feat before you started, you inspired me when you were doing this journey across the Pacific, and you inspire me when you made it to be there to see you cross the finish line!

    I’m loving that the journey continues, showing such great spirit and determination, keep going, you are all just brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!

    Made my donation!

  3. Jim Andrews says:

    Busy busy busy. I expect you feel you are living your lives at 100 mph at the moment. I hope you are getting plenty of quality family time as well as all the media frenzy? They need you too. I look forward to learning more about the Gala Dinner/fundraiser and hope that it is something I might be able to attend. Wow, to see my fantastic “Coxless Crew” in Person. I hope Doris has an invite? XX

  4. Thank you so much for coming in to see us again on Friday. What a treat it was for us all! It was so good to see you and we really can’t thank you enough for everything. Hopefully we’ll get to meet Lizanne in the near future too. You’re all such an inspiration to so many. It’s been such a long journey, particularly actually getting to the start line, but the fact you’ve done it is true testament to your courage, determination, teamwork and spirit. x

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