Fish shop owner inspired by celebrity friendship to row across Pacific

Fish shop owner inspired by celebrity friendship to row across Pacific

Fish shop owner inspired by celebrity friendship to row across Pacific

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A fish shop owner is to row 2,400 miles across the Pacific for a celebrity he befriended after selling him a fish tank.

Daryl Farmer is attempting to row 2,400 miles single-handed between Monterey in California to Honolulu in Hawaii for the Peter Andre Foundation.

The 39-year-old from East Grinstead had the Mysterious Girl singer as a customer in his shop last year and installed a fish tank in his house.

This was the start of a friendship which will now see Mr Farmer set off in his 24ft by 6ft boat on Monday in the Great Pacific Race.

As a committed ocean conservationist, Mr Farmer will also use the race to raise funds for marine conservation organisation Earthrace Conservation.

He said: "I'm hoping the biggest challenge was getting to the start line after my boat was held up at US Customs until today.

"After all that stress, I think I deserve some plain sailing from here to Hawaii.

“I'm looking forward to getting out on the ocean now and can't wait to start.”

Andre said: "I just want to say that I think he is doing an amazing thing by rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean to raise funds for my Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

“This cause has now become dear to my heart so I support him all the way."

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8:40am Sun 8 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

The title led me to believe it was a chip shop not an aquarium shop.

Thought Andre had had enough of fish after his Jordan dalliance.
The title led me to believe it was a chip shop not an aquarium shop. Thought Andre had had enough of fish after his Jordan dalliance. NathanAdler
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9:04am Sun 8 Jun 14

Bev Bailey says...

NathanAdler wrote:
The title led me to believe it was a chip shop not an aquarium shop.

Thought Andre had had enough of fish after his Jordan dalliance.
Groan. NathanAdler - this is no plaice for jokes in such poor taste. Clearly floundering around at the bottom of a barrel. I hope you've made a donation to support one of Daryl's charities after that?
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: The title led me to believe it was a chip shop not an aquarium shop. Thought Andre had had enough of fish after his Jordan dalliance.[/p][/quote]Groan. NathanAdler - this is no plaice for jokes in such poor taste. Clearly floundering around at the bottom of a barrel. I hope you've made a donation to support one of Daryl's charities after that? Bev Bailey
  • Score: 0

10:44am Sun 8 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I would never support cancer research uk - the vile people use animals in horrendously cruel torture which they call experiments - no way. I'd rather have cancer and die, knowing that I haven't encouraged evil people to torture any animals to death. The drugs companies make too much money out of the drugs to allow cures - that'd reduce their profits. It's a no win.

You've allowed the companies to become so powerful - don't vote for the main political parties who encourage this situation as they accept donations to their party from these companies. It's allowed the situation to happen today where we are drifting around, watching tv, on our mobiles, on facebook etc but not actually finding out what is going on in the world.

Be aware.
I would never support cancer research uk - the vile people use animals in horrendously cruel torture which they call experiments - no way. I'd rather have cancer and die, knowing that I haven't encouraged evil people to torture any animals to death. The drugs companies make too much money out of the drugs to allow cures - that'd reduce their profits. It's a no win. You've allowed the companies to become so powerful - don't vote for the main political parties who encourage this situation as they accept donations to their party from these companies. It's allowed the situation to happen today where we are drifting around, watching tv, on our mobiles, on facebook etc but not actually finding out what is going on in the world. Be aware. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -7

6:24pm Sun 8 Jun 14

cookie_brighton says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I would never support cancer research uk - the vile people use animals in horrendously cruel torture which they call experiments - no way. I'd rather have cancer and die, knowing that I haven't encouraged evil people to torture any animals to death. The drugs companies make too much money out of the drugs to allow cures - that'd reduce their profits. It's a no win.

You've allowed the companies to become so powerful - don't vote for the main political parties who encourage this situation as they accept donations to their party from these companies. It's allowed the situation to happen today where we are drifting around, watching tv, on our mobiles, on facebook etc but not actually finding out what is going on in the world.

Be aware.
so if you got cancer you would die..........LIAR...
.....You would take the drugs offered to you.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I would never support cancer research uk - the vile people use animals in horrendously cruel torture which they call experiments - no way. I'd rather have cancer and die, knowing that I haven't encouraged evil people to torture any animals to death. The drugs companies make too much money out of the drugs to allow cures - that'd reduce their profits. It's a no win. You've allowed the companies to become so powerful - don't vote for the main political parties who encourage this situation as they accept donations to their party from these companies. It's allowed the situation to happen today where we are drifting around, watching tv, on our mobiles, on facebook etc but not actually finding out what is going on in the world. Be aware.[/p][/quote]so if you got cancer you would die..........LIAR... .....You would take the drugs offered to you. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Sun 8 Jun 14

FatherTed11 says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I would never support cancer research uk - the vile people use animals in horrendously cruel torture which they call experiments - no way. I'd rather have cancer and die, knowing that I haven't encouraged evil people to torture any animals to death. The drugs companies make too much money out of the drugs to allow cures - that'd reduce their profits. It's a no win.

You've allowed the companies to become so powerful - don't vote for the main political parties who encourage this situation as they accept donations to their party from these companies. It's allowed the situation to happen today where we are drifting around, watching tv, on our mobiles, on facebook etc but not actually finding out what is going on in the world.

Be aware.
I bet you walk around wearing a tin foil hat as well.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I would never support cancer research uk - the vile people use animals in horrendously cruel torture which they call experiments - no way. I'd rather have cancer and die, knowing that I haven't encouraged evil people to torture any animals to death. The drugs companies make too much money out of the drugs to allow cures - that'd reduce their profits. It's a no win. You've allowed the companies to become so powerful - don't vote for the main political parties who encourage this situation as they accept donations to their party from these companies. It's allowed the situation to happen today where we are drifting around, watching tv, on our mobiles, on facebook etc but not actually finding out what is going on in the world. Be aware.[/p][/quote]I bet you walk around wearing a tin foil hat as well. FatherTed11
  • Score: 2

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