Local 5 star luxury country house hotel in Hampshire, Chewton Glen heavily supports the Ocean Brothers Gala Dinner which is set to be one of the biggest local fundraising events of the year. All proceeds go to the British Skin Foundation whilst guests enjoy a 3 course meal, drinks, major explorers speaking and live band the Late Shift comprising of medical professionals at this black tie event. Half-brothers Dr Greg Bailey (27) and Jude Massey (18) set off on January 15th 2018 to row the Atlantic for their late father/ stepfather and so far have raised £34,000 towards their goal of £100,000 to fund research into the illness which killed their father.
Guest speaker Dr Mike Stroud OBE, Sir Ranulph Fiennes climbing partner will be entertaining guests on many of his greatest adventures. Local inspirational speaker and auctioneer Manley Hopkinson has generously waived his fee and will be supporting the Ocean Brothers by conducting their live auction which includes prizes from the partner hotel Cliveden House with a 2 night stay for 6 with spa treatments and a champagne cruise on the river Thames worth £6,500 and also a lunch for 12 at the Chewton Glen with a gin masterclass with local producer Pothecary Gin. Also up for grabs is a week stay at a luxury villa for 7 in Corsica kindly gifted by Simpson Travel worth £5,000, a day spent with BBC presenter Dan Snow talking history and lunch at the Montagu Arms and a night navigation commando experience for 6 with Bear Grylls’ right hand man Dave Pearce.
More recently the brothers have just finished their training row to London as pictured which took them a week and saw them finishing in Putney after really getting to grips with living and surviving on the boat for this longer period. They have stirred the hearts of many with their planned voyage in memory of their father/ stepfather and Lymington raised Sir Ben Ainslie has offered these words of support to the brothers, 'Big respect to Greg and Jude as they battle the Atlantic for such an honourable cause, inspired by their own personal loss. You will change people’s lives with your endeavours, Brothers. Row on. Row on'.
The Chewton Glen are eager to support the Ocean Brothers in every way they can and will be promoting and sharing their journey on their website now and when they set off in January 15th, 2018 and throughout the journey. Tickets to the event are almost sold out and so the last few to anyone motivated to support the ocean brothers in their fundraising to fight skin cancer can contact them for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.