Rowers 'Pillage' West Coast Distilleries for Charity
As part of their training they are rowing up the west coast, ‘pillaging’ whisky from distilleries in a ‘Whisky for Water’ campaign, raising money to provide clean water for thousands of the poorest people in Madagascar.
A 300-mile route will take them to most of the 17 distilleries which have already agreed to donate whisky to the cause – from Lochranza on Arran, to Talisker on Skye, via Islay, Jura, Oban, Mull and Ardnamurchan, all over the course of 10 days. As well as being for a very good cause, this route will help prepare the brothers for their 3000-mile transatlantic challenge at the end of the year for the 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
The donated whisky will be blended by a team of experts, led by their father, whisky writer, Whiskeria reviewer, and star of ‘The Angels’ Share’, Charles MacLean. This unique and limited edition ‘BROAR Blend’ will be sold to fund life-saving fresh water boreholes, delivered by Argyll-based charity Feedback Madagascar.
Supporters can donate £10 by texting W4WATER to 70191. This small amount will give clean water to a person in Madagascar.
“We all take clean water for granted, but only 14% of the rural population of Madagascar has access to it,” said Jamie Spencer, Managing Director of Feedback Madagascar. “Diseases like hepatitis and typhoid are widespread and every year thousands of people die from drinking infected water, a lot of them children. For just £10 - the price of a couple of drams - you can give the gift of clean water for a lifetime by texting W4WATER to 70191.”
BROAR have said “Whisky for Water represents a fantastic opportunity to train on some of the most challenging stretches of water on the Atlantic seaboard, which will hopefully prepare us to some extent for what we expect to face in 6-months’ time.
If you’d like to donate to the cause, text W4WATER to 70191 to donate £10. This small amount will give clean water to a person in Madagascar or visit http://easydonate.org/W4WATER