Epic Atlantic challenge to raise £75,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity

In December, The Prostate Marksmen, four brave ex-Marines, one of them an M&S employee, will be rowing their boat, HM&S Twiggy, across the Atlantic to raise £75,000 for prostate cancer research. This immense challenge will see them row unaided for six weeks, 24 hours a day from the Canary Islands to Antigua.

You can follow their progress and sponsor them at http://www.prostatemarksmen.com/

Graham, Jason, Aldo and Ken tell us that more people have successfully climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across an ocean; we're taking their word for it! We wish them the very best of luck on their epic and shark-infested trip.

Jason Howard-Ady commented on behalf of the Prostate Marksmen, "The reason we are undertaking this adventure of a lifetime is firstly to raise as much money as we can for The Prostate Cancer Charity which we feel is deserving of far more public awareness, especially amongst middle-aged men. Secondly, to be lucky enough to undertake such a challenge at our ages when we should be thinking about lowering our golf handicap and mowing the lawn more than we actually do!"

Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at The Prostate Cancer Charity said: "We wish The Prostate Marksmen the very best of luck and a bon voyage on their awe-inspiring trip. Without people like them, we simply wouldn't be able to make as much progress in our work as we have done. This challenge will really catch the public's attention alerting them to the risks, signs and symptoms of prostate cancer as well as raising lots of money for our research and support work. For that, we thank the Marksmen and our long-term partner M&S for their absolutely vital support for men and families affected by the disease."

You can follow their progress and sponsor them at http://www.prostatemarksmen.com/