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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


Donation by Andrew and Julie Mears
on 24-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Gav- An inspiration, beat this ! Best from all at WBF
Donation by Gavin Anderson
on 20-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done lads and especially Gav - an inspiration to us all!
Donation by Phil Simpson
on 19-07-2017
£25.00 gift aid
great effort - nice to meet you briefly at Henley
Donation by Rory Morrison
on 18-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Thanks Chris, great effort by you and the rest of the gang for a great cause
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-07-2017
£22.50 gift aid
Donation by John Pocock and friends
on 15-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by GFD.
on 14-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done guys. What a fantastic effort for some very worthy causes.
Donation by BNP Paribas Real Estate
on 14-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Great effort !!
Donation by David Holt
on 14-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
The team would like to thank Hamish Roots (photographer extraordinaire) for your support at Henley on Sunday 2nd July.
Donation by The team of Eight - Gavin, Chris, Ben, Gus, Mark, Charlie, Matt & Ian
on 13-07-2017
£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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