Sam Greatrex has successfully raised £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support broken THREE world records and travelled over 10,000 miles (all with his Water-to-Go bottles).
29 year old cancer survivor, Sam, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma when he was just 10 years old. The help and support he received from Macmillan prompted him to embark on his incredible journey.
The trip began with a 2,700 mile cycle from Paris to Lagos in Portugal. After a quick Christmas break and some much needed weight gain, he rowed 3,800 nautical miles with a team of four other adventurers from Lagos to Venezuela in just 51 days (a new world record)!
Sam then hit the road again once more on his bike and proceeded to cycle a further 4,000 miles to Peru where he was informed that he had smashed his previous target of £240,000 and raised a staggering £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sam was kind enough to send us this email:
“Hope all’s well at Water-to-Go. Just to let you know that I arrived at the South Pacific coast at the town of Paracas, Peru, last week to complete the challenge, and just a few days earlier received the news that the expedition had raised £250,000 for Macmillan.
Thank you for all your support along with the motivational words to keep me going over the last few years.
The Thames river, the Amazon, and the deserts of Peru were no problem for the Water-to-Go bottles. They were an essential piece of kit from the very start of my journey in Birmingham to cycle through Europe and South America. The reliability of the filters and practicality to fill the bottles at almost any water source meant that there was one less thing to worry about during the physically exhausting times of the journey.”
Congratulations to Sam. We are all very proud here at Water-to-Go HQ.
You can read more about Sam’s journey on his blog: www.laptheworld.com