Claire Birch
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Mother of three Claire Birch worked in advertising and for an environmental charity before leaving London to manage Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire with her husband, James. Claire has previously lived in Hong Kong and India and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 49.

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This Adventure, Which Has Touched So Many People, Is Drawing to a Close

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2014 | (23:00)

Yesterday, we flew out to Antigua.

It was only as we took off that I could truly begin to allow myself to think that this huge chapter in all our lives is beginning to draw to an end. I suspect that it is the first chapter in a long book...

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It's Been an Eventful Week Including Whales, a Full Moon and Requests for Lobster

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2014 | (16:11)

My 21-year-old son, Luke, has been rowing across the Atlantic for 48 days. He and his best friend Jamie (the '2 Boys in a Boat') are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile rowing race, in aid of Breast Cancer Care. They...

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The Best Christmas Present I Could Wish For!

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2014 | (23:00)

This Christmas was my first without my 21-year-old son, Luke, who is currently half-way across the Atlantic in a tiny rowing boat. He and his best friend Jamie (the 2 Boys in a Boat) are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and if they...

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It's Hard Thinking of Them Trying to Be Brave as the Atlantic Tosses Their Tiny Boat All Over the Place

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2013 | (23:00)

Just over a week ago my 21 year old son Luke and his best friend Jamie (the 2 Boys in a Boat), started the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - a 3,000 mile rowing race across the Atlantic. If they complete the race they will break the...

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This Christmas My Son Will be Rowing the Atlantic for Breast Cancer Care

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2013 | (23:00)

Today my 21-year-old son, Luke Birch, sets off with his best friend, Jamie Sparks, on a huge challenge. They will attempt to break the world record for the youngest pair to row across the Atlantic. They will row 3,000 miles, endure at least 50 days of non stop rowing and...

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