The Atlantic Drifters – www.theatlanticdrifters.co.uk
Serendipity – Chance, Fate, Kismet, Destiny ………
Tom Brunwin & Dave Lambert – Apache helicopter pilots from The Army Corps, Middle Wallop, Hampshire, with numerous tours of Afghanistan under their belts, decided to enter an extreme sporting challenge. In December 2015 they’re off to row the Atlantic – 3,000 miles from La Gomera in The Canaries to Antigua in The Caribbean.
Apart from an amazing test of skill, fortitude & endurance they want to raise money for a couple of small dedicated charities, where their personal efforts will really make a tangible and lasting difference, a worthwhile legacy.
They’ve chosen an army charity – The Doughie Dalzell MC Memorial Trust, in memory of Tom’s friend, who lost his life in Afghanistan & an African charity, OAKS.
Apparently a mutual friend working at an orphanage in Bo was strolling past OAKS school, stopped for a kick about with some children on the yard and suggested they see if we had a website. Serendipity.
Tom & Dave came out to the school in Sierra Leone in February 2014, accompanied by Nic & friend Andrew (See blog ‘Andrew’s Estates & Atlantic Drifters come to Bo’, to be posted shortly).
The African Outfits were made by parents and presented at a Parent’s Evening in Oaks school hall.
Both Tom & Dave lead hectic army lives and now have to find extra time to train separately & together, plus fund raising for their chosen charities, along with all the other ordinary commitments of every day life.
They have set up a donation site for this amazing adventure – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TheAtlanticDrifters