The latest on what we're up to

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Learning to Swim

When sinking is not an option

Caroline Wilson

The last month saw our campaign grow at an incredible pace. Our physical training plan got harder, the hours spent being rejected by potential sponsors increased and I started a new job. With such big targets to hit both physically and financially, there are moments when it’s hard to see...

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Takeaway Coffee Cups

Is it time to kick the habit?

Caroline Wilson

Like many coffee enthusiasts, every Friday morning my boyfriend and I treat ourselves to a takeaway coffee en route to the office. Being the conscientious pair we are, once we’ve had our delicious caffeine hit, we pop our takeaway coffee cups into the recycling bin, because they’re made of paper...

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Adventure with a purpose

Susan Ronaldson

Humans have always strived to achieve things that have never been done before… and if they can’t be first then the fastest, highest, strongest! It’s this kind of drive that has led to such significant ‘progress’ in the world. But we’re now at a tipping point where that drive for...

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October Roundup

Packed in a lot-tober

Susan Ronaldson

October was ‘packed in a lot-tober’ for us as we’ve flung ourselves into our campaign to get Status Row to the start line of the world’s toughest row, whilst increasing our efforts to spread the word on plastic pollution. We have: Discovered ocean rowing is harder the second time around;...

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My teammates are superheroes

(and other stories of imposter syndrome)

Jess Rego

I’ve been meaning to write to you all for a while. Much to the frustration of my team I’ve been late with this deadline and while I’d like to say it was because I’ve been super busy the truth is I found it really hard to write this blog. Although...

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Where to buy paper stemmed cotton buds

Millions are flushing plastic cotton buds down the toilet. It’s time to stop.

Caroline Wilson

Flushed down our toilets, plastic cotton bud sticks are entering the sewage system, littering our beaches and finding their way to marine environments. Once there, the sticks are ingested by marine wildlife, killing them and raising questions around the safety of our food. Yet here in the UK, millions of...

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The Thames21 Great River Rescue

Watling Park, Burnt Oak

Caroline Wilson & Jess Rego

Is there anything better than a lazy day inside on a rainy Saturday? A few weeks ago I probably would have said no but that was before I spent the day with some wonderful people clearing up litter in Watling Park in Burnt Oak. I know what you’re thinking -...

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Plastic Addict

How do you get people to change?

Susan Ronaldson

It’s a conundrum that faces me everyday in my professional life as a Change Director and one which is at the heart our mission as Status Row. Most of us don’t like doing things differently, and especially where different seems more difficult. As a busy person who lives on her...

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September Roundup

Setting up our campaign

Jess Rego

Wow, September has been a crazy whirlwind of a month for us. September was the month we went from talking about rowing an ocean to actually planning to row across the Atlantic. Recap, that’s 3 women traveling 3,000 miles in around 50 days all to raise awareness and funds for...

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Susan - Why I'm rowing the Atlantic

(the one with the inspirational words)

Susan Ronaldson

For me it started in a bar in Pucon, Chile; a small town at the foot of a rather large, active volcano. Of course life is full of beginnings, endings, twists and turns that change us, but that evening seems pivotal in turning me from a rather cautious, sensible soul...

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Thorpe Bay Beach Clean

Taking part in the Great British Beach Clean

Caroline Wilson

Plastic cotton buds are taking over our beaches and making their way into the ocean. Brilliant volunteers are helping to clean up the mess we’ve made, but more action is needed to prevent plastic and other litter from reaching our beaches in the first place. Documenting each piece of litter...

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Caroline - Why I'm rowing the Atlantic

(the one who can't say no)

Caroline Wilson

It all started with the Coxless Crew documentary; A group of women, rowing the South Pacific Ocean to support women that have had to face adversity and overcome life changing events. I’d never even heard of ocean rowing before and was blown away by the incredible mental and physical challenge...

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Jess - Why I'm rowing the Atlantic

(the one who had to be talked into it)

Jess Rego

When the girls first got the idea in their heads that we should row across the Atlantic I was like “yeah!” Except it was swiftly followed by a “…right,” an eye roll and a quickly consumed pint. I assumed this was another insane, flash in the pan idea that would...

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