Anna Victorious is a four-man crew who will row the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2021 to raise the profile of and money for the charity, Victoria’s Promise.
The race will see the Anna Victorious team, Ed, Rob, Adam and Jack, row over 3000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua, anticipating waves of up to 20ft and row 2 hours on 2 hours off for approximately 35 days dealing with sleep deprivation and lose upto 20% of their bodyweight.
This monumental physical and mental challenge was inspired by Anna, a former Firearms Police Officer who died of cancer in 2018 aged just 38. Anna was wife to Ed and Mum to Alba who was 18 months old when Anna passed away. Anna Victorious wants to continue Anna’s legacy of inspiring and empowering people to follow their dreams, stop talking and start doing.
Victoria’s Promise provided Anna, Ed and Alba with invaluable support during her illness which included counselling, house cleaning, specialist beauty treatments and live workshops. Her husband and three of her friends now want to raise awareness of the charity so that more young women, and their families, can get the help and support that they so desperately need following the devastating diagnosis of cancer.
The charity had such a huge impact on Anna and her family that Ed now works for the
charity full time as their fundraising manager.
If you’d like to find out more and support Ed and the team on their incredibly brave Atlantic row, please visit their website below.