Female Rowing Team at Onslow Square

    Tuesday, 27 September 2011: 4.57pm

    Three members of the all-female team bidding to become the first to row across the Atlantic were interviewed at HTB Onslow Square on Sunday evening.

    Team members Julia Immonen, Andrea Quigley and Helen Leigh were interviewed at the 6pm service and at a special party afterwards.

    The six-person "Row for Freedom" team will set off to Barbados from the Canary Islands in early December after the hurricane season. The crossing is expected to take up to 45 days.

    Row For Freedom is led by HTB congregation member Julia Immonen and is raising money to combat human trafficking in the UK.

    Teaming with ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking) the campaign is aimed at working with the UK Government to provide safe accommodation and guardianship for child victims of trafficking.

    The Atlantic bid has a long list of celebrity supporters including Bear Grylls, Ugo Monye and Sir Steve Redgrave.

    The team consists of Julia Immonen, Andrea Quigley, Debbie Beadle, Helen Leigh, Kate Richardson and Katie Pattison-Hart.For more information on the challenge click here.

    Last weekend was guest Sunday at HTB and featured an interview with former drug enforcer Darrell Tunningley and talks by Charlie Mackesy. Click here to find out more and watch the videos.