Ocean Brothers fight against Skin Cancer
There are different reasons people decide to put themselves through an arduous challenge such as climbing Everest, running a marathon or rowing the ocean. Sometimes it is merely to see how far one can push themselves, sometimes it's purely to compete and then there are those who are raising money or awareness for a cause.
The Ocean Brothers, otherwise known as Jude Massey and Greg Bailey are the latter. They have set themselves the challenge of rowing the 3,000 miles that is the Atlantic Ocean in memory of their Father/Step Father.
Sadly Peter Massey passed away after a 16 year battle with Skin Cancer so all funds raised will go to The British Skin Foundation. Their aim is to raise a huge £100,000 and to generate awareness of the disease.
The brothers have their small, white Ocean Rowing Boat on stand A010 in the Arena at the Southampton Boat Show. We joined them on Friday to hand over their safety kit provided by Ocean Safety which includes an ISO 4-man liferaft and Ocean Signal Limited rescue beacons, totalling £2,600.
If you are visiting the show, please pop by and show your support whether it be monetary, advice or just some words of encouragement. They are very friendly guys and appreciate any interest shown to their cause.
Please spread the word of the incredible journey these two are undertaking for such a worthy cause.