It’s now less than 12 months until Climbing Out’s founder, Kelda Wood, sets off on her solo crossing of Atlantic….and the momentum is growing!

Each Day Kelda’s on the ocean she’ll be rowing for a different young person, and we’ll be sharing their stories and links to relevant support networks.

The aim of the whole Row to Raise campaign is to inspire others facing mental and physical trauma, and to raise awareness about the support available. Many of the young people Kelda will be rowing from are from Climbing Out, but we’re also inviting other charities and organisations to nominate young people.

Kelda says ” Now the stories have started coming in to Row to Raise, I’ve realised just how much can be achieved through this challenge. I feel so honoured that these young people are allowing me to row for them, and they’ve been so open and honest in what they’ve written.”

Row to Raise will be launching a new website at the start of February and you’ll be able to read all the stories then at

So how can you help or get involved?

  • Nominate a young person for Kelda to row for, or send her your own story
  • If you’re a partner charity or organisation you can be included on the Row to Raise website and help raise awareness through social media
  • Kelda still needs another £50,000 just to get to the startline! Without this Row to Raise won’t happen. Kelda firmly believes that this can come through corporate partnerships as there is so much on offer to companies getting involved through media exposure and corporate social responsibility. She has put together an impressive partnership proposal and wants to ‘give back’ to any company supporting Row to Raise.
  • Become a Row to Raise volunteer and commit 3-4hrs of your time per week to help make the whole campaign happen.

For further details about any of the above please contact Kelda on or call her on 07977 574785

As the winners of the 2017 race cross the finish line today (13/01/18) we look forward to an exciting 12months for Kelda, Climbing Out and all the young people involved as she prepares for her 3,000mile challenge.