The Atlantic Seamen have chosen to row in support of The Urology Foundation. The Urology Foundation believes that better research and education brings better treatment, diagnosis and prevention of all urological conditions. These include cancer and diseases of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes, male infertility, erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Whist our headline mentions ‘crossing oceans for men’s health’ urological conditions can affect both men and women with equally devastating consequences.


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Mission Statement

“Working with researchers, urology and health care professionals we are improving the nation’s urology care. We are dedicated to beating all urology diseases through cutting-edge research and leading education and training to ensure that fewer lives will be devastated.”


We believe that patients with urological diseases in the UK deserve the most advanced treatment options available delivering the best results.

The Urology Foundation:

  • Funds research to develop better diagnoses and treatments
  • Supports specialist training to improve the skills and effectiveness of urology professionals
  • Provides opportunities for UK surgeons to work with the most highly regarded specialists in the world, bringing the expertise back to the UK to improve patient choice, patient care and disease management

This work helps patients and their families in the UK.

The Foundation was established in 1995 as the British Urological Foundation (BUF). Since 1995, we have funded over 250 scholarships and research grants, and have arranged training programmes for hundreds of urologists.

This work we do is urgently needed. Hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with urological conditions in the UK each year. Many millions more are affected worldwide.

We’re at the forefront of urological research and development. And we couldn’t do it without your help.

If you would like to sponsor the challenge and help raise money for this important cause, please visit our  Sponsorship page. If you would simply like to donate and show your support for our challenge and our charity, please click the donate button below to be taken to our Just Giving page.

For more than 25 years Children’s Hospice South West has been caring for children with lifethreatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services. They are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of our three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family.

They provide care and support to families living in the South West, who have children with lifelimiting conditions. They provide specialist palliative care, respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed.

The Atlantic Seamen are proud to give their support to Children’s Hospice South West across this most demanding challenge of rowing across the Atlantic. We not only hope to raise awareness for the work this magnificent charity does but also raise much needed funds so they can carry on providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the South West.

The Children’s Hospice South West and in particular Little Harbour Hospice in Cornwall is a charity which I am proud to support and one which has special relevance to my family. My nephew Tom, after many trips in and out of hospital as a baby, was diagnosed with a rare condition, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction as well as developmental delay. This life limiting condition is often painful and makes him prone to infection necessitating intensive medical treatment. His wonderful parents Lizzie and Griff, my sister and brother in law, have nothing but the highest praise for the hospice and the support they have received through difficult times. The hospice is an amazing facility for mums, dads, brothers, sisters and families and one which the Atlantic Seamen are proud to support. Jon – Atlantic Seaman


‘Little harbour enables us to be a normal family, a normal mum, a dad a brother and a sister’Lizzie, Toms mum

Little harbour is somewhere me and Tom can be a brother and sister. Its somewhere where we can be ourselves, make a mess and be loud. Its somewhere where we can forget everything that’s happening’ Alice, Tom’s big sister