We’re excited to share an incredible supporter story with you – that of Rupert Fenby.
Having just finished his A-levels, Rupert, along with eleven others will be rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise funds for Candlelighters in March 2021. Rupert said, ‘I will be one of the youngest people to have rowed across the Atlantic, having just turned 19 in January 2021. Our aim is for the expedition to take 30-40 days. As those who have done the crossing before will agree, this is as big a mental challenge as it is physical. As well as the sleep deprivation, sea-sickness and extreme fatigue we are also many hundreds of miles away from land, unsupported, and restricted to the compact confines of the boat.
I chose to use this as an opportunity to once again raise awareness and fundraise for Candlelighters, having previously fundraised for them as one of the ‘Four Fenby Boys’. I had a great time fundraising for Candlelighters with the ‘Summer of Sporting Challenges’ that I did in 2018 with my brothers and was further inspired to continue fundraising for Candlelighters by the many other fundraisers and guest speakers at Candlelighters annual awards dinner that I attended in 2019. I hope to raise a lot of money doing the row.’
We’re sure you will all agree that this is an extraordinary feat and we wish Rupert and the team the very best of luck on this exciting adventure! You can read about the fundraising the fantastic ‘Four Fenby Boys’ previously did, here.

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