Barford’s Eleanor inspires friends’ Atlantic rowing effort

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Two young women have captured the attention of people across the world as they strive on to row the Atlantic in memory of their friend from Barford, who died from cervical cancer.

As we previously reported, Hannah Lawton and Lauren Moreton set out in December in their attempt to row from La Gomera in Tenerife to the English Harbour in Antigua in 75 days - breaking the existing 2007 record. They are aiming to raise £100,000 for Myton Hospice in Warwick, where their friend Eleanor Rose Ellis died at the age of 23 in May 2012, and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, another charity that supported her.

Eleanor Rose Ellis.

Eleanor Rose Ellis.

Unfortunately, the 75-day target was not achieved - but, more than a week on and a broken rudder, the two friends remain determined to make it to their destination, taking Eleanor, who lived in Barford, as a form of inspiration.


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