Meet the team...

Simon is a dairy farmer from the Shropshire / Staffordshire border.

Having taken up rowing only a couple of years ago, Shropshire Adventure Rowing has unleashed his latent adventurer spirit.

Simon will be supported by Jennie and his three wonderful children – Jack, Tom and Emily.

Simon’s chosen charities are Caudwell Children and Severn Hospice.

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Martin, who hails from Shropshire, is a keen proponent of adventure rowing.

His enthusiasm for the Amazon row has been fuelled by recent UK coastal rowing and Irish Sea crossings in Celtic longboats.

Martin will be supported on the journey by wife, Sarah, and his most wonderful children – Ana, Jake and Giles.

Martin’s chosen charity is Hope House Children’s Hospices.

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Stuart is 42 years old and lives on the Wenlock Edge with his wife Marianne and son William.

Having rowed across the Irish Sea twice, the Caledonian Canal and to the pub on the River Severn, the opportunity to row the mighty Amazon seems like a progressive thing to do.

Stuart wishes to thank his family and friends in advance for their support in enabling him to endeavour to go on such a great voyage.

Stuart’s chosen charities are Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

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Stephen Harpin

Shrewsbury based Stephen helped to set up Shropshire Adventure Rowing Club, where he served as club Commodore, and where he rows Pembroke and Celtic Longboats on the Welsh coast.

He has rowed the Irish Sea a couple of times and in January 2015 successfully completed the 13th fastest row across the Atlantic in 39 days, 23 hours and 21 minutes. Stephen holds the 24 hour Ocean rowing boat distance-speed record of 103.88nm in 24 hours.

Stephen is supported by his wife, Nikki, and their four fantastic Children – Charlie, George, Cordelia and Isabella.

Stephen has chosen to support 1st Stocksfield Scout Group, who are trying to replace their ageing hut to provide new facilities for the community.

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Andy Griffiths

A novice rower, Andy is looking forward to the challenge and hopes to raise as much money as possible for his chosen charity.

Andy will be supported on the journey by his two very proud children, Florence and Tom.

Andy’s chosen charity is Hope House Children’s Hospices.

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