Parkside Rowing Challenge - Thames Row

A Community project Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Parkside Rowing Challenge - Thames Row

To provide a life changing adventure experience for a group of school children that will provide them with pride and life skills.

They did it!


On 26th Mar 2015 we successfully raised

£3,050

of £3,000 target
with

30 backers

in

42 days


Project owner

New stretch target

the initial £10000 is for safety equipment, beyond this monies will be used to ensure that the adventure is an experiance to remember. Beyond the safety equipment we will need to hire a mini bus, accomodation, food, fuel and suitable clothing. the more money raised the better the experiance will be.

Project aim

To provide a life changing adventure experience for a group of school children that will provide them with pride and life skills.

Videos

http://youtu.be/2Hmt-o84URw

http://youtu.be/Q2LK7D93160

http://youtu.be/NdZ0zmMmanQ

http://youtu.be/NdZ0zmMmanQ

About the project

Will you be a sponsor for these local boys for this unique challenge?   Please help and contribute so that we can buy the essential equipment we need to undertake this Challenge:

 

6

x ISO Ranger M Manual/CO2 harness model lifejacket c/w light fitted

54.3

2

x Safety Knives, Northern Divers type

24.5

3

x Double hook safety lines, elasticated type

25.55

1

x Fire Blanket 1.1m square

11.9

1

x 1kg Dry powder fire extinguisher

14.75

6

x Red hand flares

6.8

6

x White Hand Flares

8.25

1

x 10kg Danforth Anchor coming c/w 10 x metres of 8mm chain and 20 x metres of rope

125.36

1

x ICOM ICM23 VHF Radio

132

1

x hand bearing compass (turquoise in colour)

40.4

2

x fog horn

7.95

1

x 12v rechargeable searchlight

12

5

x metres of retro reflective tape

4.17

6

x Fenders, White cylindrical P/N 6-0065 – 19” double Ended 490 x 130mm

10.88

1

x Bow Fender, 28x10x38cm White P/N 0021

16.37

1

x 100m Blue Dyneema Rope, 8mm diameter

355

30

x Fair Leads P/N BA60421 B/Eye 6 x 40mm

13.3

6

x Standard Blocks P/N BA02151 Size 2 Plain Block Upright with fairlead

14.23

6

x Cleats, open 100mm P/N BA52141

1.41

4

x Cam Leads, type K Midi P/N BA70200

16.66

12

x Dee shackles, S/Steel 8mm P/N WL-00808

3.37

1

x 2.5 x litres tin of Anti-Foul blue, type International Trilux 33 blue P/N 5-60122

109.45

1

x Anemometer type Speedtech Windmate Wind, Speed Indicator Model 094-WM100

49.95

10

x Deck Seal, type Scanstrut 715-D521A-P

16.5

1

x Flag printed Red Ensign 1⁄2 yard 30 x 45cm 6-86010

4.15

2

x Bilge Pump, type Orca Automatic Electric Bilge 1300GPH Pump IC 12V P/N BE1482

79

4

x Cigarette Lighter Socket, type Blue Sea 12V DC, Power dash socket

7.42

4

x Trem Hinged Inspection Hatch, white 37.5 x 27cm P/N 6-20023

24.11

1

x Handheld GPS Map 78 World P/N 230-010086401

233.33

2

x Chart Chip type G2 suitable for use with above GPS Map 78. Area River Thames

138.83

 

Anton Wright, Head Coach, Clare College Cambridge and World record holder http://www.rowtheamazon.com/ along with Dr Mark de Rond, Reader in Strategy & Organisation, Cambridge Judge Business School have recruited six 15 year old pupils from Parkside Academy Cambridge with the aim of re floating and repairing their Amazon rowing boat to use on their own adventure rowing the length of the river Thames.

 The six-boy team will begin their journey in Lechlade Glos on March 30th this year and it is expected it will take them around a week to complete their adventure in Gravesend taking them straight through the heart of London.

The boys all come from Year 10 and have been selected following strict criteria none of the boys have ever rowed before, none of the boys come from a background where rowing is normally accessible and all of the boys would benefit from focusing more in their studies. 

Anton says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a group of boys to complete a potentially life changing experience, We have already seen a positive change in many of the boys both in the project and at school.”

Regular updates on www.ThamesRow.com

Follow us on twitter:  @ThamesRow

 

Testimonials

http://endeavour360.com/2015/01/parkside-rowing-challenge/#.VLfLYdDDA4I.twitter

 

FAQs

Can I get my logo on the boat?

Yes you can, we are currently looking for that elusive 'Big Sponsor' that we can promote and support, if a large company came forward and helped us then we would gladly plaster half the boat with your companies details.

even small sponsorship will get your logo on the boat though, along with Cambridge University and other supporters

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