Charity supporter to set sail for Atlantic challenge

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A Virgin London Marathon employee is to take on the sea voyage of a lifetime when he attempts to solo row the Atlantic at the end of November.

John Beeden, who is responsible for organising the Virgin London marathon exhibition and registration, will set sail from Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands on Sunday 27 November for the 2600 nautical mile journey to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Care.

He was inspired to take on the Herculean challenge to test his resilience, resourcefulness and endurance.

John, who will take to the seas in a rowing boat just over six metres long, will complete his journey in Port St. Charles in Barbados between 50 and 90 days after setting off, depending on the weather.

John is hoping to raise £50,000 through the challenge.  Sponsor him and find out more.