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British soldier, Jack Jarvis, is currently attempting something no one has ever done before – rowing solo from mainland Europe to mainland North America, all in an attempt to raise money for the incredible charity, brainstrust.  

The whole journey is around 4,500 nautical miles meaning Jack will be at sea, alone for more than 100 days, rowing around 50 miles every single day.  

The row is incredibly testing, both mentally and physically, but it’s something Jack is doing in memory of his late grandfather, who sadly passed away in 2007 from a brain tumour.  

Talking about the challenge, Jack said: “Firstly I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. It really does mean a lot. 

“We are now over five weeks into the row so I’m totally focused on raising as much money as possible. Any donation, no matter how big or small, is really appreciated. 

Dr Helen Bulbeck, Founder and Director of Services and Policy for brainstrust, added: “We know the struggles that people who are living with a brain tumour have – isolation, uncertainty, fear, fatigue, behaviour and personality change to name a few. Sadly Jack understands these. We are humbled by the challenge that Jack is undertaking to support the brain cancer community. His efforts will help everyone who is living with a brain tumour to access support that will enable them to be people first, rather than patients. It is down to Jack that more people will be able to live their best possible day, in the face of their own challenges.” 

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