The Tower to Tower team are about to set off on their 560km journey…
The team of 12, including our Chief Executive Adam, are embarking on an exhausting 560km journey from the Eiffel Tower, Paris to Tower Bridge, London. They will be travelling by bike, boat, and boot all to raise money and awareness for the incredible Donna Louise charity.
The team is made up of:
Tony Pulis (Manager of Middlesbrough FC) and Rory Delap (former Stoke City FC player) will join 8 local business supporters – Adam Share, Gareth Higgins, Paul Franklin, Paul Staley, James Whitehead, Nick Frost, Steve Bateman, Nathan Walton – and Professor Liz Barnes and Professor Ieuan Ellis, Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor respectively, of Staffordshire University.
A support team will travel alongside the team to ensure they have everything they need.
The team will leave at 4am (UK time) on Monday 28th May on the first leg of their journey, where they will be cycling from Paris to the port of Le Havre.
After this, they will board a small rowing boat to travel across the English Channel – one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. The team will take turns rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off. The 2 hours off is just enough time to refuel, change out of wet clothing, and try to grab a little rest. This well test them physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Finally, after an exhausting three days, they will trek from Brighton to London. A journey of 100km to reach the finish line.
You can follow their journey on The Donna Louise’s interactive map: www.towertotower.org
You can also watch the team’s progress at each stage of the journey, including regular live broadcasts on The Donna Louise’s social media channels
This incredible challenge will raise awareness of the sleep deprivation many families who use the Donna Louise experience on a daily basis. Head over to the Tower to Tower website to read about Meghan Blakeman and her daughter Lyla, as she explains why the Donna Louise is so vital and how your support, through donations, can really help make a difference.
If you can, please support the team, including Adam, and help the Donna Louise by donating: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/adamshare
(Image copyright The Donna Louise)