One of NEDA’s co-founders and current NED, Guy Rigby, will be taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge that starts next month. The Challenge is a fundraising event which sees teams’ row non-stop across the 3,000-mile stretch of ocean between La Gomera (just off Tenerife) and Antigua – a trip that can take between 32 -70 days to complete (based on previous race times).
Guy and his rowing partner David Murray (pictured above, with Guy on the right) plan to raise money for social entrepreneurs in their boat ‘The Entrepreneur Ship’ and with a collective age of 124 they will be the oldest pair!
Social entrepreneurs are those with a particular focus on the “triple bottom line” – profit, people, planet - and are the ones who really need support to ensure the survival of both our society and the planet.
The pair’s chosen charity is The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, which trades as UnLtd, whose aim is to develop a generation of social leaders with enduring impact. UnLtd finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs – people with vision, drive and passion who develop solutions that change the world for the better. Guy and David are hoping to raise between £300,000 and £400,000 through a combination of private fundraising and corporate support, with a broad range of sponsor organisations already lined up.
To read more and learn how you can support Guy’s efforts, please follow this link – look out for updates of progress on the journey.