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Jamie Carr Completes Atlantic Challenge

Dublin born, Manchester City Coach, Jamie Carr has just completed a solo 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in support of children and young people impacted by cancer across the island of Ireland, and Manchester Football Club’s Foundation, City in the Community.

Jamie was greeted by friends and family when he landed in Antigua on Friday 3rd February, having embarked on this epic journey on the 12th December. Across 53 days, he rowed for 12-14 hours per day, battling dangerous weather, isolation, sleep deprivation and extreme physical endurance to raise money for our vital services as we work to ensure no child has to face cancer alone. Jamie was the 2nd solo rower to complete the challenge, averaging 50 miles per day throughout his journey.

Rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean tested me far beyond anything I had previously experienced and was certainly the greatest challenge of my life. I found myself in some really dark places out there, while also going through some money can’t buy experiences with dolphins, whales and sharks. It was an incredible experience and I’m extremely proud that we are on track to hit our fundraising target in support of these two brilliant charities.

Jamie Carr

We’ve all been incredibly inspired by Jamie since he started fundraising for us last year, but even more so across the last few months. This has been a monumental test of physical and mental fortitude and he’s not only gotten through it but embraced it all with passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. The funds raised will go such a long way in helping us to connect, empower and strengthen children across the island of Ireland who have been impacted by cancer.

Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children

This is Jamie’s second fundraising challenge, having completed the Marathon Des Sables in March 2022. This 250km ultra marathon took 6 days to complete with almost 100 people dropping out by the 2nd day.  The money Jamie has raised will go towards building  Daisy Lodge, a therapeutic short break centre for children impacted by cancer and their families, in Cong Co. Mayo.