Now that the operational costs have been largely covered by the generosity of so many sponsors and supporters we can now move 100% into fundraising for our charity partners Combat Stress and Give an Hour.
There are many ways to support these fantastic charities, you can visit their websites to learn more and donate directly or donate via the button below! For those of you in the UK wishing to support Combat Stress please contribute to our fundraising page here or if you wish to donate to our main fund please click on the 'DONATE & SHARE' below.
While funds are incredibly important, we know that not everyone has disposable income but that doesn't mean you can't help. Human Capital or the way you take initiative to help others is key when helping people who are struggling with PTSD.
There are so many little things you can do. If you suspect someone is having difficulty ask them how they are doing, and most importantly LISTEN. If you think someone may harm themselves offer to help them find someone to talk to. Support, kindness and empathy in these situations can change and save lives! For more information please check out our resources page.
Most of all thank you for your support!
None of this would be possible without the generous help and support of so many, thank you to all of you that have contributed hard earned money, useful goods, expert services and your precious time.
We still have a way to go so please donate what you can as every contribution gets us closer to our goal. Please continue to tell your family and friends and together we can TAME THE KRAKEN!
I'm putting a lot of thought into how to get the most for your donations. Below is a breakdown of the costs for the Tame the Kraken campaign and how close each stage is to being fully funded.
OPEN OCEAN ROWING BOAT – FUNDED!
Rannoch Adventure R25 ocean rowing boat pairs or solo.
OARS - FUNDED!
4 ocean rowing oars (2 backup).
RACE FEES - FUNDED!
Entry fees for TWAC 2018 – helps to make it a safe and well supported event.
COMPULSORY SAFETY EQUIPMENT - FUNDED!
Race required safety equipment (life jacket, immersion suit, harness etc).
COMPULSORY SAFETY TRAINING - FUNDED!
RYA or Equivalent required training.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES - FUNDED!
Emergency supplies & personal.
STORM ANCHORS AND LINE - FUNDED!
Essential equipment for safety.
LIFE RAFT - FUNDED!
Emergency life raft designed for open ocean survival in case abandoning the boat.
FOOD & PROVISIONS - FUNDED!
Various – 10,000kcal per day x 90.
AIS and RTE - FUNDED!
Radar and Location Identification for communication with other vessels.
EPIRBs - FUNDED!
Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons.
GPS - FUNDED!
Handheld waterproof GPS device.
SOLAR PANEL KIT - FUNDED!
Solar panel array + batteries.
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS - FUNDED!
Satellite communications system to document & talk to the outside world.
SHIPPING & RECOVERY - NEEDED
Ship the boat & equipment to La Gomera and back to the US from Antigua.