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A message from David Hemery CBE
David Hemery, CBE is a British former track and field athlete and winner of the 400 metres hurdles at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and sends this message to the Common Oars…
"It gives me great pleasure to endorse and encourage support for this incredible endeavour: four young men aiming to break the world record for rowing around GB non-stop, unaided. This endurance challenge is immense and made even more worthwhile by their aim to raise as much money as possible for NSF (Nuvasive Spine Foundation) which works to support those suffering from various spinal issues in developing countries. I wish the team well and ask that people who hear about this, offer their support through sponsorship or in whatever way they might promote or assist.
All good wishes,
Dr David Hemery CBE DL
Founder and Co-Director
21st Century Legacy
‘Be the Best you can Be!’
A message from Dame Katherine Grainger
"It's a great pleasure to be able to support the Common Oars in their immense challenge. It will be a phenomenal test of resilience, endurance and stubbornness and the fact that only 14 people have ever completed the challenge previously is testament to just how tough it is. Undertaking this to raise money for such a good cause will hopefully help them through the toughest of times but I urge everyone to get behind the team. Good luck Oli, Dan, Luke and Leo!"
Dame Katherine Grainger
5 x Olympic Medalist
6 x World Champion
After the common cold, back pain is the most common cause for any person within the UK or US to visit a doctor. The NuVasive Spine Foundation (NSF) helps people in desperate need of care in developing countries by providing relief, aid and in some cases surgical intervention. They rely solely on charitable donations to fund their truly remarkable work of improving the quality of life for for those individuals who desperately need it.
The Common Oars are proud to have teamed up with NSF to help them continue their amazing work.
Although there will be the four boys pulling the oars on the boat next year, we know none of this would be possible without the help of all of you. So we want to create a huge crew for our boat, 2,000 crew members in fact, one for each mile of our journey.
Here's the deal, if you sponsor the campaign £20 or above, your name will be placed on the boat and taken around the country on our world record attempt. You'll then become part of the #CREW2000 club and will play a huge part in our campaign. So are you with us?
Now that the boys have raised all the money to get them to the start line any further monies raised will go directly to the charity itself. Following the event they will then sell all the equipment, add that to any additional sponsorship which follows completion of the challenge, and then all that money combined will be sent to the Nuvasive Spine Foundation.