Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
On January 26th 2022 best friends Charlotte Harris and Jessica Oliver set a new world record for the fastest female pair to row 3,000-miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The duo completed the crossing in 45 days, 7 hours, and 25 minutes beating the previous world record by 5 days.
Team Wild Waves have also achieved their goal of raising £100,000 for Shelter and Women's Aid.Thank you to everyone who have supported throughout.
until women and children are safe
Women’s Aid directly supports victims of domestic abuse by providing life-saving services. They also work within communities to build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
Women’s Aid work at local and national levels to ensure women's safety and promote policies that prevent it. Covid-19 has made the work of Women’s Aid more important than ever, on one day during lockdown there was a 700% increase in calls to domestic abuse charities.
Most people don’t realize the link between domestic abuse and homelessness. The impact of domestic abuse on women’s housing options is truly devastating. On June 10th, Women’s Aid published two reports highlighting this issue; ‘The Domestic Abuse Report 2020: The Hidden Housing Crisis’ and ‘Nowhere To Turn 2020’ both highlight the threat if homelessness survivors face, and this is a fact we cannot ignore.
Domestic abuse statistics are shocking; three women every fortnight are killed by their male partners or former partners. Fear of homelessness prevents women from leaving dangerous situations. We want to do as much as we can to help.
We will be involved with Women’s Aid as much as possible throughout this campaign and beyond. We will put all our effort in raising as much money as we can as this charity is invaluable to providing life-saving services and for building a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.
Shelter strive every day to help those in desperate need of support. They campaign relentlessly to secure a safe affordable home for everyone. They believe that no-one should face bad housing or homelessness. Last year over 5 million people turned to them for advice.
Shelter fight for better investment in housing and laws to improve the lives of the homeless and badly housed population. Recently Shelter successfully campaigned for the landmark court ruling declaring housing benefit discrimination unlawful.
Wild Waves have chosen Shelter as one of their charities to partner with as we are incredibly passionate about the work that they do. Homelessness is not something that can just be ignored, yet it so often is. Both of us have given money here and there, stopped and talked or bought food for the homelessness. However we know this is not enough. We have always spoken about a want and need to do more. Raising money for Shelter through rowing the Atlantic Ocean is the best way we can.
We will be involved with Shelter as much as possible throughout this campaign and beyond. We will put all our effort in raising as much money as we can as this charity is invaluable to the fight for safe, secure and affordable homes for everyone.