Portsmouth based solicitors Larcomes LLP were back in the water for charity once again, only this time bigger and better than before. In 2015, they had to dodge both the IOW Ferry and the swarm of jellyfish steadfastly swimming alongside them as they swam just under 3 miles from Gosport in Portsmouth to Ryde in the Isle of Wight to raise much needed funds for the Portsmouth Young Carers.
In 2016, we have seen the team blistering their hands and ‘catching crabs’ whilst training for London’s River Marathon of 21.6 miles leaving the Docklands and ending up in Ham in Surrey. Only 2 from the team rowed before and training was very tough with the team navigating big waves, heavy rain and rowing against the tide. On Saturday 3rd September the team were part of 330 crews from all across the globe that took part in the Great River Race which is London’s River Marathon. Their official time was an impressive 4 hours, 1 minute and 52 seconds finishing 302/324 overall.
As last year’s charity was in aid of young children, it was decided to focus locally on the elderly this year. The firm rowed in aid of the MHA: Fratton Live at Home Scheme which offers services and support to help older people lead independent, active and fulfilled lives, and to live securely. They aim to help elderly people maintain their independence and offer opportunities for companionship, support and advice when needed.