Row2Recovery at Horse Guards Parade
They’re off! Row2Recovery’s challenge of a lifetime is underway and if you’re in London tomorrow Saturday 25th June please head down to Horse Guards Parade to lend your support.
Injured soldiers are teaming up with paralympians, olympians, celebs and volunteers to row one million metres in 24 hours. The event has been timed to co-incide with Armed Forces Day and they kicked off today at 2.00pm.
You can keep up to date with progress at www.row2recovery.com and if any of you are at Henley Royal Regatta next weekend look out for the Row2Recovery crew who will be there with their Atlantic row boat.
Row2Recovery is the brainchild of three former British Army commanders who went through military training together before going on to see extensive combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ed Janvrin, Alex Mackenzie and Tony Harris witnessed friends and comrades sustain life-changing injuries, while Tony lost his own left leg when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated under his vehicle in May 2009.
All three men were profoundly moved by their experiences and feel compelled to help the fallen. From this desire to help, Row2Recovery was born and exists to shine a spotlight on injured British troops as they adjust to new physical and emotional challenges. It hopes to change attitudes towards disability and inspire other people with life-altering injuries to realise their potential.