Well Pharmacy sails in to provide meds needed for charity Atlantic Ocean challenge


Well Pharmacy Garstang has provided the medication needed for a plucky local pair to take on 3,000 miles charity row


Well Pharmacy Garstang, part of the UK’s largest independent chain of pharmacies, is helping a team of two adventurous, amateur rowing enthusiasts by providing all of the medical equipment and supplies they need for an upcoming challenge, which sees the group row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.


Sean McGuigan and Andy Warner are undertaking the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, which sees solo sailors and groups of rowers compete in the world’s toughest row. The team will head west from San Sebastian in La Gomera on 15 December and will then make their way to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua. Once they leave the safety of the harbour they’ll be on their own on the vast ocean and at the mercy of the elements, until the race comes into its final stretch.


The Garstang duo will take turns to row for two hours each as the race makes its way across the ocean, burning 12,000 calories a day each during the voyage, which is expected to take eight weeks. Sean is attempting to raise £100,000 via the challenge, which he hopes to split between the Alzheimer’s Society and St. Clare’s Hospice in South Tyneside.


Well Pharmacy Garstang has assisted the plucky pair by providing the extensive medical equipment and supplies needed for the journey. As the team is entirely at sea for eight weeks, it is vital for them to have items for every possible emergency to hand.


Branch manager of Well Pharmacy Garstang, Sarah Eleanor Morley, said: “Well Pharmacy aims to place itself firmly at the heart of the local community, both in terms of health and in the activity that the region is undertaking.


“When we heard that Sean and Andy were in urgent need of medical supplies in order to successfully complete the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, we jumped at the chance to give them the items they need for a safe and successful voyage.


“We wish them good luck for the challenge and hope to help them raise money for their worthy causes too.”

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