Anetic Aid Ltd

Theatre Equipment Manufacturer Anetic Aid Sponsors Extreme Charity Challenge

Extreme weather, 50ft waves, sharks and oil tankers are just some of the hazards two adventurous fundraisers are set to face as part of a bid to bring in cash for their chosen charities.
Anetic Aid is sponsoring James Dennistoun and Sam Langmead to row in the Woodvale Atlantic Challenge – a 2,900 mile race from the Canary Islands to Antigua.
The pair are putting themselves through this ultimate physical challenge to raise awareness and funds for the St Barnabas House Hospice (which includes Chestnut Tree House) and Wave 105 Cash for Kids. Unsupported, they will row alternately two hours on, two hours off, 24 hours a day.
Sponsor Anetic Aid has been supplying operating theatre equipment to hospitals both in the UK and overseas for more than 25 years. The company is perhaps best known for its patient transport trolleys, surgical trolley systems and tourniquet equipment. Explained MD of Anetic Aid’s manufacturing arm, Guy Schofield: ‘James works for our local courier company – and when he told us about his plans we were delighted to sponsor him. It sounds an amazing endeavour, in support of some very worthwhile causes.’
And James added:’A couple of my friends have taken part in the race before – and said how incredible it was. So I thought – why not, and what a great way to raise money for charity. St Barnabas is particularly close to my heart as they looked after my father – but all of the charities do some fantastic work.
‘I’ve never actually rowed before – but my friends hadn’t either and they made it! I am pretty fit though, and Sam and I have been working out on rowing machines a couple of hours a day. I’ve not really had a chance to get nervous about the actual race because there is still so much to do, both to the boat and to organise here because we will be away for a couple of months.’
The race begins on December 6th and will take around 65 days to complete. To find out more, see the website heartofthewarrior.co.uk which gives full details of the adventure.