Just Keep Rowing, Just Keep Rowing

30 May 2018

As we approach the end of day 2 of Tower to Tower 2018 the team are still in the Channel and pressing on towards Brighton.

They’ve been rowing for almost 20 hours and the sea sickness, tiredness and sheer exhaustion are really taking their effects on some of the team.

And the team still have more than 12 hours of rowing ahead of them, as they’re not due to arrive in Brighton until 8.30am tomorrow morning.

Tune in to our Facebook page @TheDonnaLouise tomorrow morning from 7am to watch the team arrive in Brighton and step back on dry land.

Throughout the challenge, the team are aiming to highlight the severe sleep deprivation faced by parents caring for a child with complex medical conditions. While the team face exhaustion and extreme sleep deprivation during Tower to Tower, parents of children with life-limiting conditions face this challenge every day.

Steve Bateman, Staffs University said, I’m one of the lucky ones that has managed to have a couple of hours rest before the row. The guys who are rowing at the moment are doing a great job - some of them have never rowed before! It’s getting really tough now as we’re all starting to feeling the effects of lack of sleep and are tired from the long cycle.”

The team will continue to row across the Channel throughout tonight, until they finally reach Brighton at approximately 7.30am on Wednesday.

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