Brothers Greg Bailey and Jude Massey have completed a 3,000 mile Atlantic Ocean row for the British Skin Foundation, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.
The duo began the stint on the January 18 from Gran Canaria, headed for Barbados, aiming to raise £100,000 for skin cancer research in memory of their father, Peter Massey who suffered with skin cancer until his passing in 2015. They arrived in Barbados on Sunday March 11.
So far they have raised £82,000 and counting for the British Skin Foundation’s skin cancer research.
Bailey said, “I’m so happy that we managed to complete the challenge for the British Skin Foundation in memory of Peter and raise awareness of skin cancer at the same time.”
CEO of British Skin Foundation, Matthew Patey, said, “The British Skin Foundation is incredibly lucky to have such determined and dedicated fundraisers as Greg and Jude. They have tackled every challenge thrown at them by the Atlantic Ocean with true courage. The incredible amount of money they have raised will fund skin cancer research to find cures and treatments for future patients. Your dad would have been very proud.”
Their challenge has attracted support from HRH Princess Alexandra (the patron of the British Skin Foundation) plus Bear Grylls, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Andrew Triggs-Hodge OBE, Sir Ben Ainslie, James Cracknell OBE, Rob Da Bank and Chris Evans.
They are also believed to be the first people to complete the crossing on a vegan diet.