Two U.K. tech figures are to row across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for a charity that funds social entrepreneurs from minority backgrounds.
Guy Rigby, founder and now chair of the Entrepreneurial Services Group at Smith & Williamson, and entrepreneur, investor David Murray, are looking to raise £1m for UnLtd, which has supported more than 15,000 social entrepreneurs in the U.K.
The brave pair will row the 3,000 miles in December 2021 from the Canaries to Antigua, which they hope to reach in February 2022, rowing individually, 2 hours on, 2 hours off, around the clock for the duration of the crossing.
UnLtd has previously backed startup firms, including Patchwork Hub, which built an accessible employment platform run by disabled people, as well as EduKit, which developed an app to help school staff understand and address the mental health needs of their students.
Over the last year, UnLtd supported 662 social entrepreneurs, 42% of whom identified as being from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background and/or having a disability.
You can donate to their fundraising efforts here.
Silverpeak is delighted to support Guy and David in their attempt by sponsoring their safety equipment such as their personal locator beacons, life jackets, harnesses, and water pumps.