Andrew, a former Oxford Blue, is a double Olympic Champion in the men's four, winning gold in London and Beijing. He was awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours list. In 2013 he was awarded Olympic Athlete of the Year for the sport of Rowing and led the World Rowing Top 10 list for male rowers. In 2014 he has won gold medals in the European Championships and two World Cups.
I have built my life around water. Not by design, but by seizing the opportunities that I found, or that found me, which ignited my passion. My life has developed with these passions, free from motivational chains, to a point where excellence is my driving force. This now colours my world. How can things be better, from my rowing, to my work supporting clean water initiatives. This is where the moon row comes in. The aims, challenges, and ethos of this organisation ooze excellence.
The team carry on their shoulders the weight of an adventure, to inspire and captivate others to follow. But the greater weight is their own expectation of the difference they can make. Making ones own life better is a challenge, but helping make other lives better is the highest accomplishment. Each and every member is sacrificing something to make the project happen, following their passions.
These people deserve the support and sponsorship they’re asking for. They’re just trying to be better, to make the lives of others better. I’m honoured to Patron of the organisation.