A young woman from Ludlow is all at sea in mid Atlantic this Christmas.

Kate Salmon, 31, now a scientific consultant with the Met Office in Exeter, is in the four-woman crew for the Ocean crew in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race across the ocean.

They are rowing the 3,000-plus miles to highlight the dangers of single-use plastic to the ocean wildlife and environment, and to raise funds for the charity Surfers Against Sewage.

The four have already raised £120,000 to get to the start line and have been very impressed with the generosity of people and businesses.

However, they’re keen to attract more donations.

People can give direct through the website, rowfortheocean.co.uk .