DSMC are proud to support
The Men of Oar
when they row the Atlantic in December 2018.
You can support them too and help them raise money for both Bowel Cancer UK and Combat Stress.
Just click the link below to donate
MEET THE CREW
In August 2016, Robin was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer which came as somewhat of a shock for an active 33 year old with dreams of adventure. Robin was lucky, being diagnosed at stage 2, the cancer had not spread and was treatable through surgery and chemotherapy. Many young people who suffer from Bowel Cancer suffer a far worse fate because of a lack of symptoms or misdiagnosis. The decision to row the Atlantic Ocean came from a desire to undertake an adventure to celebrate surviving cancer and to do something to help people who have the disease in the future.
Robin quickly found his friends and family to be supportive. Dave, Will and Sam also wanted to do something life changing, sharing in the adventure of raising £250,000 for charities.
The crew have a strong link to the Armed Forces; three are serving officers in the Army. As such, they are all too aware of the devastating effect post traumatic stress disorder has on service people, their families and their friends. Combat Stress does a fantastic job in helping service people deal with the daily difficulties they face as a result of their service.
The UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health
For almost a century, they've helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The fourth most common cancer in the UK
Almost 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK. Click below to learn about the symptoms of bowel cancer. If you have one or more of these, or things just don't feel right, go to see your GP.