Rowing the Atlantic for Mental Health - our Charities

Team Oardacity will be rowing the Atlantic for Mental Health to raise money and awareness for two charities they are very strongly affiliated to.

‘MIND’ (Mental Health) and the ‘Christina Noble Children’s Foundation’ (an international NGO, dedicated to serving the world’s oppressed and marginalized children).

CNCF

The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) is dedicated to serving the physical, medical, educational and emotional needs of vulnerable children.

The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) is dedicated to serving the mental, physical, medical, educational and emotional needs of vulnerable children.

Also known as simply the CNCF, is an international non-government organization, dedicated to serving the world’s oppressed and marginalized children. In 1989 Christina Noble, prompted by a dream she had had during the time of the Vietnam War, of Vietnamese children begging for her help, visited Vietnam. She founded the foundation in 1991 in Ho Chi Minh City. In 1997 the foundation extended its services to Mongolia.

2 of the 4 crew members, Harry and Alex, successfully completed a two week trek to Everest Base Camp in March, 2018, fundraising for CNCF. ‘Everest’ the CNCF Teddy will be accompanying the Crew on their Atlantic journey!

“Only through an incredible amount of grit and sheer determination do our Children lift themselves out of the poverty they were born into, overcome great adversity and thankfully for most, go on to lead heroic lives having broken the poverty cycle not only for themselves but for their families and their future generations to come. CNCF creates opportunities, it is the Children themselves that do the real hard work, and who continue to inspire us in our own mission. The Children are our fuel and drive, our passion to keep going.”

Helenita NobleCNCF CEO
Mind

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.

MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That’s what MIND do. They empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them through:

  • MIND Infoline which offers callers confidential help for the price of a local call
  • MIND Legal Line which provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users, family members/carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates
  • Their award-winning publications and website, now certified by the Information Standard.

"I am honoured and delighted to be the President of Mind. The mind, like the body, is prone to disease or disorder, and we must end the stigma of mental health problems.

The mental health sector is the most amazing place to work at the moment and it is a privilege to follow in the footsteps of Lord Melvyn Bragg. I can only hope to live up to the standard that he has set in his fifteen successful years at the helm."

Stephen FryPresident, MIND