Learning about Life through adventure on the ocean with Billy Taylor

Ep. 67 23/12/2021

“I want people to know that you can change your life around”

Billy Taylor is a 49 years old man who is working as a contract firefighter and is an ocean rower.

Billy’s upbringing is one in which he was very active and in his teenage years suffered some family struggles after his Father and Mother both passed away.

In his teenage years Billy had already sailed from Australia back to the UK and had lived a life full of adventure, but life took a few twists and turns when he fell in love with a person from Denmark and had a child. The relationship did not last and Billy turned to drinking and drugs with the money that his parents had left behind. However things began to change when,Billy started ocean rowing challenges in 2014 after finding out his childhood friend had been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. He has now rowed across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Mediterranean and the English Channel, all of which have been to raise awareness of YOPD.

Billy has transformed his life around and is now a shining light of how each of us can add a little more adventure into our lives and stand up for those who may be less fortunate than ourselves.

Get ready for a incredible Tale to Inspire:

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Billy Taylor

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Youth Adventure Trust