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Tilbury helps complete second Atlantic crossing for Alexandra

[ April 18, 2014   //   ]

The Alexandra rowing boat, which took part in the unsupported Atlantic crossing challenge to raise thousands of pounds for leukaemia and type 1 diabetes charities, has returned to the UK in a specialist container with all the handling costs being donated by the team at London Container Terminal.

The gruelling 3-month long rowing challenge started in the Canaries in December with the final destination a mere 3,000 miles in Barbados.

LCT were approached earlier this year when the 7-metre long rowing boat was due to be returned to the UK following completion of the challenge and were only too pleased to be part of this impressive personal challenge for the two young Londoners – Harry Martin-Dreyer and Alex Bland – who completed the challenge in 3 months and have raised over £155,000 for Birmingham based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia and JDRF.

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