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Jack Jarvis?

Jack's background

About Jack

Jack Javis' backstory

Jack Jarvis is a serving British soldier and the first person to row solo, unsupported from mainland Europe to North America, covering 4630 miles across 111 days in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments.

Jack was born in 1993 in Watford, before moving to Southampton at the age of two.

After joining the British Army at 16 years old, he immediately volunteered for the All Arms Commando Course. On successful completion, he spent the next seven years of his career within 59 Commando Squadron, giving him a wealth of experience in risk management and operating in high stress situations.

After captaining 24 CDO ER to winning the British Army indoor rowing league in 2019, it became his ambition to push his competitive rowing to the next level.

Jack’s grandfather passed away on 20th November 2007 as a result of a brain tumour. Since then, Jack has devoted his fundraising to raise money for brainstrust, a charity dedicated to providing personalised support to people with a brain tumour and their loved ones.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national research spending has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Brainstrust is an amazing charity, and I am so eager to raise as much money and awareness as possible for a typically underfunded and sometimes forgotten cancer.

On the 20th November 2007 my Grandad passed away from a brain tumour, I was absolutely devastated. I want to do my bit to help try and find a cure for this awful disease, if I can stop even one family losing someone from this deadly cancer it will be my greatest achievement.

In 2016 my close friend Courtney lost her Dad to a brain tumour. Bill was 6ft active and independent bloke but the tumour was lying on his motor strip and caused him to be paralysed down one side. He passed away at only 64, leaving his wife and two daughters.

Mark Williams was a family friend and very close with my mum and dad. He passed away from a left temporal brain tumour in January 2014. The tumour left Mark with no speech towards the end of his life so was unable to tell his wife and daughter how much he loved them before he passed away. He passed away at 40 years old leaving wife Maria and daughter Amber.

Dedicated to Grandad Budgie

Photos of me and Grandad