Students from Falmouth Marine School have supported a charity rower by building them a boat!
James Boughton, from Falmouth, will be rowing from the Isles of Scilly to Falmouth this August in order to raise money for Dementia UK.
The custom built Skiff made by students under instruction from their tutors has been donated by Falmouth Marine School for this adventure.
“Falmouth Marine School have been amazing at building and donating the Skiff,” said James
On the 14th November 2015 James’s father passed away after a very long hard fight with Vascular Dementia.
“Watching my Dad suffer and deteriorate over the last few years of his life was incredibly hard, not only for myself but the whole family, especially my poor Mum who was amazingly strong through the journey,” commented James.
“Dementia UK supported Mum, enabling her to receive the right support and help she needed at this difficult time.
“Through Dad’s life, he loved nothing more than being on the water, especially in and around the Falmouth area.”
James said he had thought long and hard since his father passed on how he could raise money for the charity and also challenge himself.
“A solo row seemed the perfect idea, 69 miles from St Mary’s to Falmouth in Aid and memory of Dementia and my Dad,” he said.
The boat will be named Lawrence after James’ father, and will be auctioned following the completion of the row in order to raise additional funds for Dementia UK.
If you would like to support James then visit his fundraising facebook page: James’s Solo Row from St Mary’s Isles of Scilly to Falmouth.