ABOUT TEAM NOBLE

Team Noble is Kris Elliot and Allan Huntly, two Scottish Firefighters who will attempt to row the Atlantic Ocean at the end of 2017. We are fundraising for The Fire Fighters Charity in memory of In memory of our boss, colleague and friend Watch Manager John Noble.


ROCKING YOUR BOAT?*

If this short introduction has you convinced please consider donating. Every pound brings us one step closer to our £100,000 goal. If not, just keep scrolling—we've plenty more to say for ourselves!

*Forgive the pun (it was Stew)...

HELP US GET TO THE START LINE

Please give whatever you can.


THE ROWERS

These fine fellas really drew the short straw. They'll be stuck with one another for as many as 100 days, battling everything the Atlantic Ocean has to throw at them. Please put your hands together for...

 

KRIS ELLIOT

Occupation: Firefighter—Stirling

Location: Larbert/Dunblane

Kris has taken part in expeditions as far away as Borneo and New Zealand.

He shares the same hometown as Andy Murray (not that he goes on about it) and is immensely proud to have been a school pal with the tennis champion.

Kris hopes he can live up to Dunblane's sporting prestige during the row.

 


The rest of the team know Kris will do us proud. Don't tell him we said that...

ALLAN HUNTLY

Occupation: Firefighter—Stirling

Location: Bridge of Allan

Allan is an accomplished Microlight and Hang Glider pilot. 

He has flown extensively throughout the globe. but is particularly excited by the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.  Allan looks forward to transferring his hard earned skills and passion to ocean rowing in this remarkable event.


The rest of the team look forward to a dram with Allan at the finish line!


• OUR PATRON (HERO) •

LESLEY PATERSON

Lesley is an athlete, coach and author based in the USA. Originally from Stirling (Scotland, UK), we thought she'd be a perfect person to offer us some advice.

She's competed all over the world for the British and Scottish triathlon team, developing awesome friendships and seeing some amazing parts of the world.


We contacted Lesley in summer 2017 to ask her a 'small' favour.

"She's been amazing, and has done so much more than we could ever possibly have expected!"
Kris Elliot - Team Noble

Lesley and her husband, Dr Simon Marshall PHD, arranged introductions with nutritionalists, consultants and passionate sports people from across the planet!

In addition Lesley is coaching us on the lead up to the row. Her knowledge and enthusiasm is infectious. We really didn't know what we were getting ourselves in to. Now we do and we're ready!

Lesley and 'Dr Si' have a book out now. If you're not lucky enough to get a direct line with Lesley (and we strongly suggest you give her a shout on Twitter) the book is a great place to start! 

Shameless plug aside, here's a button to buy it:


CAMPAIGN TEAM

BLAIR ELLIOT

A keen walker and climber, Blair walked 484 miles from France to Portugal along the Camino de Santiago in 2014. Blair is no stranger to long distance challenges.

IAIN DICKSON

Iain has volunteered and travelled his way around the world. In 2007 he competed in the Mongol Rally, driving from London to Ulan Batar in Mongolia. 

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STEW AINSLIE

Stew deals with the 'business' of charity fundraising. Specifically design and communications.

If you spot a typing error, you want to update your logo on this website or need to talk sponsorship opportunities, Stew's your guy!

CONTACT STEW

Email: partners@team-noble.org

Online: [a] design.


OUR VESSEL

The Pendovey Swift will be our home for up to 100 days at sea. The Woodvale Pairs class is a 23ft ocean rowing boat, one with a proven record. The ‘Swift’ has crossed the Atlantic Ocean no less than three times! 

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YOUR LOGO ON THE SWIFT?

As a corporate sponsor your organisation would enjoy a unique opportunity to align your brand with the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities for a range of budgets.

 

 

HELP US GET TO THE START LINE:

This challenge wouldn't be possible without the assistance of our supporters:

 

Image credit Weir Photography

Image credit Weir Photography

WHY NOBLE?

In memory of our boss, colleague and friend Watch Manager John Noble.


ABOUT THE FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY

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The Charity was originally set up in 1943 out of a desire to help wounded firefighters and provide support to their families during World War II. 

Nowadays The Firefighters Charity provides assistance to serving and retired firefighters, control room staff, fire service support staff and personnel, their widow/ers and young dependents.

Firefighting can be dangerous, stressful and traumatic. Dealing with life or death situations every day often takes its toll emotionally too.

The Fire Fighters Charity is there for every one of the UK’s 65,000 serving members of fire and rescue staff – and their families. Their three rehabilitation centres (Cumbria, Devon and West Sussex) help firefighters get back on their feet after injury, illness and trauma.


DONATE TO THE CHARITY

Donate to the charity, it only takes a minute and every penny helps. We aim to raise £100,000. You've read this far... one of those pounds might as well from you—right?

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