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Gloucester man raises £4,000 for Dogs Trust

Anthony Edwards completed a solo-row across the Atlantic to raise money for welfare charity, Dogs Trust

Anthony Edwards has raised £4,000 for Dogs Trust through completing a solo-row across the Atlantic. 

The Gloucester native sailed from San Sebastian in the Canary Islands on 12 December and arrived at English Harbour in Antigua on Saturday 30th January 2021

As part of the challenge he single-handedly rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic for seven weeks as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.   

Russell Benson, community fundraising team manager for Dogs Trust, said: “We have never had anyone do anything like this for us before, and we think Anthony is amazing! We want to say a massive well done and thank you for everything he has achieved. 

“We are so grateful to him for choosing to raise money for the wonderful dogs in our care, and those that may need our help in the future as the full effects of the pandemic come to the fore.”

He added: “Sadly, we do expect to see more dogs finding themselves homeless in the coming months as a result of the pandemic, but we will be here to help. We will do everything we can to change the tale for them, making sure they all find a new forever family.” 

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