British High Commission welcomes Row2Recovery Team on their arrival to Barbados

Barbados just witnessed the emotional arrival of the Row2Recovery vessel, crewed by a team of six ex-British servicemen, four of whom lost limbs after being injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Row2Recovery boat had been taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, dubbed the world’s toughest rowing race, and the team’s arrival in Barbados was preceded by six other teams of rowers. The team were welcomed by a huge crowd of supporters including several staff from the British High Commission and the Deputy High Commissioner, Phil Culligan.

Funds raised will be distributed between three UK military charities: Help for Heroes, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) and ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity. British High Commissioner, Paul Brummell, will be welcoming the team and their families to his residence for a buffet lunch on 31 January.

Row2Recovery is the brain child of former Army officers Ed Janvrin and Alex Mackenzie, who with four injured servicemen embarked on the epic 3,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canaries to Barbados to raise funds and shine a spotlight on the extraordinary achievements of people with disabilities. Their aim is to challenge misconceptions about what life is like for an injured solider and their family and to inspire others with life-altering injuries to realise their potential. The other crew members are Lieutenant Will Dixon (left leg amputated following an explosion in Aghanistan), Corporal Neil Heritage (both legs amputated above the knee in Iraq), Corporal Rory Mackenzie (right leg amputated in Iraq) and Lance Corporal Carl Anstey (badly damaged right leg in Afghanistan).

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