A HAMPSHIRE soldier has been nominated for a Pride of Britain award after completing a world-first transatlantic row for charity. 

Jack Jarvis raised more than £70,000 for charity earlier this year when he completed his 4,600 mile solo-row across the Atlantic to Miami. 

Setting off from Portugal on December 3, 2021, the soldier from Hamble-Le-Rice was at sea for 111 days, rowing an average of 40 miles every day. 

Now, Jack, who is believed to be the first person to row from mainland Europe to mainland North America has been nominated for Pride of Britain's Fundraiser of the Year award. 

Daily Echo: Jack Jarvis arriving in Miami.Jack Jarvis arriving in Miami. (Image: .)

He said: "I can’t believe that my challenge has now been recognised by not only Guinness World Records but now Pride of Britain as well.

"I look forward to the awards every year and knowing I could potentially be a winner is quite surreal and I want to thank everyone who has supported me and donated – it means the world.

"I also want to wish the best of luck to others in my category, it’s an honour to be named alongside them."

The 28-year-old had previously been named Regional Fundraiser of the Year for ITV Meridian West after donating the money raised to brainstrust, which helps people diagnosed with the condition and also offers support to their families.

Daily Echo: Jack Jarvis. Jack Jarvis. (Image: .)

He completed the challenge in memory of his grandfather "Budgie" who died in 2007 from a brain tumour. 

Will Jones, CEO of brainstrust, added: “Jack’s Atlantic row means a lot to brainstrust. First, the incredible amount of money Jack raised provides us with much needed funds to support a community so often left without the support they deserve.

“Thanks to Jack’s fundraising, we can be there for even more people – because everyone with a brain tumour deserves to have the support and information, they need to live the best life possible with their diagnosis.

"Second, Jack’s determination and indomitable spirit has shown us what can be achieved with strong strength in belief and an earnest commitment to righting a wrong.

"Jack has given all of us here at brainstrust yet more resolve and determination in our mission to ensure that every day lived with a brain tumour can be a day well-lived."

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