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who we are

Janette Benaddi
Helen Butters
Niki Doeg
Frances Davies

49, 43, 43, 45

United Kingdom

their journey

Yorkshire Rows are a team of 4 working mums, united by one dream to cross the finish line in Antigua, bringing glory to Yorkshire by breaking the world record for being the oldest crew (male or female) to row any ocean.  As they all have full time jobs and 2 children each, it takes a lot of planning and management to be able to fit in all the training, courses and fund raising!  In addition, they also want to raise as much money for their chosen charities at the same time.  The team’s aim is to inspire others, particularly people who are pulled in so many different directions, and also children (especially our own) that with effort, team work and application anyone can do anything.

their charity

We are raising money for two charities very close to our hearts – Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.  Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire.  They need £10,000 per day to run the service.  Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre is currently building a regional unit at St James’s Hospital in Leeds.  Maggie’s is about empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer by bringing together professional help, communities of support and building design to create exceptional centres for cancer care.  Raising money for the charities is our main driver for undertaking this challenge and will motivate us to continue when I am sure there will be many moments when we will want to give up.

team activities

Below you will find all the latest activity from this team’s social media pages and blogs.

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