Our motivation to complete this massive challenge is simple: to raise as much money as possible for our 3 chosen charities whilst also promoting much needed awareness for the issues surrounding global food waste.
Oh, and we're also aiming to break the women's pairs World Record in the process!
Why food waste? It’s impossible to have a conversation about ocean rowing without mentioning food! During our time at sea, we’ll be consuming up to 1,000 dehydrated meals, so it’s a hot topic of conversation for all ocean rowers. Food waste is a massive global issue, and with food playing such an intrinsic park in this challenge, we believe this is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the issues surrounding global food waste and hunger. By taking on this challenge, we have a unique platform to inspire action for this cause.
So, as part of our challenge, our mission is to personally create as much of the food for our journey from surplus/waste food and through doing so, open up the conversation around food waste and the every-day initiatives to help reduce it.
Thanks for your support!
Jemma and Lauren