Friday, 26th August
Liverpool One came alive recently as the Boat of Hope came to town…
Many aspects of young people’s lives have been impacted by the pandemic. With social distancing restrictions in place, and schools being closed at many points during the year, they’ve had far less access to their friends and the vital emotional support that socialising at or outside of school brings. In fact, research has revealed that, in the second UK national lockdown, many young people experienced increased symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Determined to make a difference, British Charity Guru, Social Entrepreneur and Adventurer Bernie Hollywood OBE will be taking on the world’s toughest rowing challenge, bringing hope to the young people who have been battling with mental health issues as he raises funds and awareness for their struggles.
Bernie faces an incredible feat as he takes on the renowned Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – an astounding solo row of 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean – in support of mental health charity Samaritans and British Rowing Charitable Foundation, LOVE Rowing. Bernie’s endeavour will be a beacon of hope to any young people who have faced mental health difficulties. His journey across the Atlantic on a single rowing boat – appositely named, the Boat of Hope – will act as a powerful metaphor for life’s highs and lows, ups and downs.
Twitter: @berniehollywood and @BoatofHope