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The Supporters

 

Sir Steve Redgrave  

Sir Steve Redgrave

 

“Wishing you the very best of luck for your epic challenge ‘Row for Freedom’. I hope you raise lots of funds and awareness for such an important cause. It will not be an easy journey crossing the Atlantic. I was happy to race for under six minutes! Good luck”

 

 

 

 

Sir Matthew Pinsent

 

“I know just how hard rowing is but have no idea – thankfully, how massive a challenge the Atlantic is. Good luck with everything you are doing. Huge respect.”

 

Dermot O’Leary

 

“Best of luck in rowing the Atlantic Ocean – what a challenge and for a great cause!”

 

Bear Grylls

 

“I so admire the determination of these ordinary girls trying to do something extraordinary for the injustice of human trafficking. They embody the spirit of adventure – huge ambition, huge hardship and huge hearts.”

 

James Corden

 

“I am in awe of every single one of these amazing young women and what they are attempting to do. I wish them all luck, but know that they don’t need it. They are unique and brilliant and in doing this challenge are going to change the lives of people who really need it.”

 

 

Scouting For Girls

 

“We send our best wishes and huge admiration to the girls on their Row For Freedom across the Atlantic Ocean – awesome!
A fantastic challenge and adventure to raise funds and awareness for charities campaigning against child trafficking.
We salute you ladies and wish you a safe crossing and calm seas!”

 

Dame Kelly Holmes, Double Olympic Champion and Chair of her own charity, DKH Legacy Trust

 

“I have seen firsthand how sport changes people’s lives. It gives self esteem, confidence and a sense of achievement. Row for Freedom is a great way to raise awareness of the horrific crime of people trafficking. I wish the team every success.”

Kirsty Gallacher, TV Presenter

 

“As a Mum of two, the thought of Child Trafficking literally sends shivers down my spine. We have to do something about this NOW before it gets any worse. The ‘Row for Freedom’ girls are truely inspirational and what an adventure they’re about to embark on! We’re right behind you and very proud, let’s all come together and end the plight of these poor children.”


 
 

Kimberley Walsh, Girls Aloud,

 

“I would like to give my support to all the girls and wish you the best of luck with your ‘Row For Freedom’. It’s an extremely difficult and demanding challenge you are taking on for a very important issue.”


 

Charlotte Jackson, Sky Sports Presenter and Sport Against Trafficking Ambassador

 

“Row For Freedom combines two passions of mine, fighting trafficking and sport. It is a perfect campaign for me to support. We hope to raise awareness and funds for the victims of this horrific crime, and hope that you all get behind this amazing team!”

 

Ugo Monye, England International Rugby player and Sport Against Trafficking Ambassador

 

“I am really inspired by Row For Freedom and wish the team every success. I love the concept that people will push themselves to the limit, physically and mentally, in extreme sports activities like rowing the Atlantic for such a great cause. As a professional sportsman I know how hard this is and how breaking these bonds changes you forever.”

 

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olypics, Media and Sport

 

“I would like to congratulate you on the successful launch of Sport Against Trafficking and wish you every success in your mission to harness the positive power of community and sport to raise public awareness and funding for human trafficking.”

 

Anthony Steen: Former MP and Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation

 

“The abuse of children through trafficking is certainly one of the worst forms of modern day slavery. I’m amazed at the prowess of these six women and their determination to row the Atlantic. Let’s hope this brings home to a wider audience this evil canker in our society.”

 

Susan Francia, Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist

 

What a great cause which is so often overlooked.  I wish you guys the best on your journey – that will definitely not be easy!  But I think if you keep in mind your main goal, when it gets tough out there, the big picture will keep you going.  Have a good row!