At 70 years old, Frank Rothwell will be taking on the biggest challenge of his life.
He’ll be rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean solo, while raising £1 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
This will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows Frank – not least his wife of 50 years, Judith – as he is an adventurer at heart.
Frank’s previous expeditions include spending five weeks on a deserted island for Channel 4’s ‘The Island’ and he was the 10th person to circumnavigate North and South America by boat.
But the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will be Frank’s toughest and most gruelling mission to date – exactly what you would expect to mark his 70th birthday!
In December, Frank will be setting off from La Gomera near Tenerife and his target is to arrive in Antigua on Valentine’s Day.
Frank is hoping to raise an incredible £1 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK, with £500,000 of that being generously match-funded by Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation.
He will be self-funding his adventure, so all donations will go directly to the UK’s leading dementia research charity.