A 3,000-mile rowing challenge is one step closer to reality for a team of adventurers, as they launched their fundraising campaign.

Victoria Mico Egea and boyfriend Edward Raymont from Swindon, are taking on the Atlantic Ocean challenge.

They have joined friends, father and daughter Brittany and Roger Staniforth to complete the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Their team – Generation Gap – will row the 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. They will alternate between rowing in pairs for two hours and sleeping for two hours.

Now the group has launched a fundraising campaign, which will support a number of charities.

Generation Gap is hoping to raise £100,000 for four charities – one chosen by each member.

Mind, the Royal Marines Charity, Rural Action Nepal and Women’s Aid will all benefit from an equal split of whatever money is raised.

Victoria, who will become the first Spanish woman to row the Atlantic, said: “It's not something you do every day, so we are taking this unique opportunity to raise money for four amazing charities.

“We are doing this alongside our sponsorship campaign and after we have completed the event, we will put any unused sponsorship funds into our charity pot and split them equally among the four charities.

She added: “We have been delighted with the support we have received so far, which has helped us to raise £1,045 including Gift Aid.

“We have each selected one charity to support that holds a special meaning to us, so we truly appreciate every donation receive, as it will help these organisations to continue the fantastic work they carry out every day.”

At the launch, they were joined by the crew of Hell Oar High Water, who completed the challenge earlier this year.

In preparation for the challenge, Victoria has been spending about two hours in the gym every day as well as running or cycling to her job.

Speaking to the Adver previously, she said: “I’m making sure I’m as fit as possible. I probably train six times a week and then I have a day for yoga and a bit of a relax.”

Victoria will have to take a month off work, but she says her bosses and co-workers have been supportive of her challenge, and she might even take a holiday in Antigua after the challenge.

Visit atlanticgenerationgap.com to sponsor the team.