Brothers will raise money to fight skin cancer with Atlantic row

10 Aug 2017
Half brothers Jude Massey and Dr Greg Bailey plan to row the Atlantic to raise money for skin cancer

Half brothers Jude Massey and Dr Greg Bailey plan to row the Atlantic to raise money for skin cancer

A teenager and his half-brother are planning to row the Atlantic in a bid to raise £100,000 for the British Skin Foundation.

And to help the brothers Dr Greg Bailey and Jude Massey – rowing as the Ocean Brothers - in their quest, Lymington Yacht Haven is to provide sponsorship while they train.

“The brothers have come on an incredible journey to reach this point and we’re fully invested to help them achieve their goal,” said Lymington Yacht Haven director Rupert Wagstaff.

The trip follows the death of the brothers’ father, Peter, who died from skin cancer in 2015.

Junior doctor Dr Bailey has seen first-hand how fundraising can make a difference.

“Working in medicine, I’ve seen how charities like the British Skin Foundation are reliant upon public donations and fundraising to continue their lifesaving research,” he said. “Jude and I have been on or near the water since a young age; this is the perfect challenge to honour our father.”

The brothers are due to set off in January 2018 from Gran Canaria. The trip is expected to take between five and 11 weeks.

The rowing boat will be based at Lymington Yacht Haven for several months while the brothers train.

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