Newsletter: Jonathan has rowed the Danube River!

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Dear Friends

We’re really excited to tell you about Jonathan and Mark’s amazing physical achievement in completing the Row the Danube Challenge, rowing Europe’s second-longest river for Friends of Navajeevana and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Mark and Jonathan on board Fight and Spirit

Over the last four weeks they have:

  • Travelled over 3,000 kilometres by pure muscle power
  • Navigated the worst flooding to hit the upper Danube in 500 years, encountering closed locks, river police and thousands of sandbags
  • Been featured in international media, including Reuters and Serbian TV
  • Raised over £10,000 for the two charities

The two lads rowed, slept and cooked aboard the 7 metre ocean-rowing Fight and Spirit, which they sold at the end of the adventure in Constanta, Romania, splitting the proceeds between the charities.

Throughout, Jonathan and Mark somehow found the time to keep a fascinating blog about the trip, so get yourself a cup of tea and read all about the adventure on their website.

There’s still time to donate!

Jonathan is still fundraising, so visit his donations page to sponsor him and show your support for his fantastic achievement.

Thanks for your continued support!

Olof, Leonora and the Friends of Navajeevana trustees

A message from Jonathan

Jonathan rowing the Danube

“Thanks to everyone who supported us on an amazing adventure. Our journey down the Danube was a fantastic experience. We faced a few big hurdles and met lots kind people along the way. The messages of support and generous donations to our fundraising helped us massively and motivated us to keep going through the hours of rowing.

“Both Mark and I would like to say thank you to Friends of Navajeevana and to everyone who has helped us and followed us on our journey. Knowing that we can help Navajeevana in a small way makes our journey through 10 countries a special achievement.”

Rohan’s story

Rohan in Sri Lanka

When someone’s life is devastated by an accident, it is good to know that there are caring people who can support them through recovery and rehabilitation.

Two years ago Rohan Priyantha was involved in a terrible road accident, leaving him severely injured. At first he did not know where to go for help.

But with the support and care from the dedicated team at Navajeevana, he is now making great steps towards regaining his independence.

Read how your donations are making a difference for Rohan

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