Row2Recovery was founded in 2010 by two former army officers, Alex Mackenzie and Ed Janvrin. With four injured servicemen, they rowed the Atlantic to demonstrate the extraordinary things people with disabilities can achieve; and to inspire others with life-altering injuries to realise their potential. Three Row2Recovery crews have now rowed the Atlantic, the last being an all military-Amputee crew.
To date, through these extreme adaptive rowing endeavors, Row2Recovery has raised over £1,000,000 for the large military charities including BLESMA; Prince Harry's Endeavour Fund; Help for Heroes; Soldiers' Charity and SSAFA.
In 2012 another former army officer, Paddy Nicoll, took over responsibility for Row2Recovery, merging it with his Rowing for our Wounded. The charity now also supports a national adaptive rowing programme for the British military wounded, Injured and sick in partnership with British Rowing and Help for Heroes.
Row2Recovery's Patrons are General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO (Former Head of all British military) and Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson (considered Britain’s most successful parathletes, having gained sixteen Olympic medals).