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Thames Head To The Tower

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Ben, Chris, Gavin, Russell, Matt, Ian, Charlie and Mark are rowing the length of the Thames for two extremely worthwhile charities.

Raising money for multiple charities

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The charities we are raising money for are 40tude, curing colon cancer and The Oxford Kidney Unit Trust (on behalf of The Young Adult Clinic).

In December 2016, eight friends and work colleagues resolved to row the River Thames for charity.  Two had been impacted by recent bad news: Gavin Murray's bowel cancer had returned requiring him to undergo extensive chemotherapy and Chris Mathew's son, William, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and he will require a kidney transplant.

Being told the devastating news you have a chronic illness is hard to take at any age of your life, however imagine being told it whilst you are young.  Imagine being told you have chronic kidney failure and will need immediate treatment.  The Oxford Young Adult clinic is an innovative service with supports young people through diagnosis, treatment, transplant and recovery.

There are 41,900 new cases of bowel cancer being diagnosed every year. If diagnosed at an early stage, bowel cancer can be treated very successfully in over 90% of cases.  In spite of this, bowel cancer remains the UK's second biggest cancer killer, claiming a life every half an hour.

Event details

Thames Head to The Tower

  • 5 days
  • 7 Counties
  • 15 pubs (at least!)
  • 46 locks
  • 160 miles
  • 75,000 strokes

Event date

29-June-2017 09:00  - 
04-July-2017 14:00

Event type


Event is completed


What an amazing achievement and monumental amount of money raised. A massive well done. Gavin- Thinking of you and all of your family so much. x
Donation by Hannah McNamara
on 24-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Fantastic effort and apologies for late donation
Donation by Luke Hardcastle
on 29-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-08-2017
£50.00 gift aid
Good luck from all at Leslie Jones
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done to Ben and the team. Apologies for late donation
Donation by Martin Sloan (Currie and Brown)
on 08-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Apologies for lateness - well done to Chris and all the team!
Donation by Bev, Dave, Sam, Trudie, Tom and Charlie Mills
on 07-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
A great achievement for 2 great causes - well done guys. Wishing both Will and Gavin all the best in there ongoing treatment.
Donation by Karen Fisher
on 06-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done and a fantastic sum raised
Donation by Christopher Tabor
on 30-07-2017
£15.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Gook luck with your venture, Gavin (and get your dad back to playing walking football)
Donation by Ricky Pollock
on 25-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £74,162.50
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £74,162.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £83,488.94

Donations closed

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