A ROYAL Marine veteran from Yate is about to row throughout the Atlantic ocean to lift cash for a charity near his coronary heart.
Dad-of-two Jason Gardiner, 36, will row from Gran Canaria to Barbados this December as a staff of 4 with two serving troopers and and two veterans to lift cash for the Royal Marines Charity. The staff can be tackle the problem with six different boats from branches of the UK armed forces and veterans.
The route is roughly 4,800km however because of climate and steering the overall distance may very well be 500km extra. The document on this class of ocean rowing boat, is 36 days.
Jason carried out a tour of Afghanistan throughout his service as a commando and represented the Navy and Mixed companies Boxing staff.
The now-tattoo-artist has beforehand raised cash for the RMA by boxing professionally and working within the Marathon des Sables, a 156 mile race over six days within the Sahara Desert
To assist increase funds for the row, he and plenty of of his colleagues are doing a raffle with prizes together with art work, clothes, fitness center periods and tattoo periods.
Finishing the Royal Marines course helped lay the foundations for the numerous challenges Jason has undertaken, he stated, however a staff member he labored alongside on a transport vessel within the Indian Ocean gave him the push to tackle the mammoth rowing problem.
Jason stated: “Throughout my service I’ve misplaced mates to warfare, suicide and had mates who’ve life altering accidents. I requested one good friend which organisation helped essentially the most and he referred me to the Royal Marines Charity. Since then they’ve been the charity I’ve raised cash for.”
Jason stated lacking Christmas along with his younger household would be the hardest half: “My spouse has been very supportive however being away for Christmas can be troublesome.
“I’ve structured it in my thoughts that as quickly as we set off I’m racing to get again to them and need to make them proud.”
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