The Team

Jason Watkin
Skipper/Rower

Jason spent 17 years in the Royal Navy seeing service all around the globe including – Hong Kong, the Adriatic, the Arabian Gulf and the Falkland Islands. Having spent many years dealing with Mental Health Issues and a destructive relationship with Alcohol, he is now dry and has been a beneficiary of the Charity Veterans At Ease. Jason knows from personal experience the difference the counselling the charity undertakes with its clients can be massive. Having spent 3 years paying back to the charity it’s time for a massive challenge through which he hopes to help remove the stigma of Veterans Mental Health and show that by Making the Invisible Visible anything is achievable.

Garreth Murrell
Rower

Garreth served for ten years with the Cheshire Regiment mainly in the reconnaissance platoon. He served 2 tours in Northern Ireland and was one of the first British soldiers into Bosnia under the UN flag. After dealing with the traumas experienced from that conflict he set up Veterans at Ease and retrained to become a Neuro linguistic Psychotherapist in 2010. To date he has helped 300 returning service personnel find the peace of mind they rightly deserve and once again enjoy a higher level of mental fitness. There is one last big expedition in him before he retires and he is determined in doing this row because he wants to highlight to the world that issues such as PTSD depression and suicide in returning veterans does not need to happen!

Stephen Lees
Rower

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