Skip to main content

Thames Head To The Tower

Fundraisers Banner image
Fundraisers Profile image

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

Total raised

None set

Donations no longer accepted

Donations closed

View donation summary


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 Caroline Clark
on 04-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Sam Crick
on 04-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Bridget Everett
on 03-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck gents! I look forward to joining you at some of the locks/pubs along the way. You're all OARsome xx
Donation by Nicky Mathew
on 02-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
on 02-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Delighted to donate, though I wish you had no need of it in either case.
Donation by Jenny Knott
on 02-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Best of luck, enjoy the trip! Well done for raising money for 2 amazing charities
Donation by Cary, Duncan and Annabel xxx
on 01-05-2017
£50.00 gift aid
Thank you for supporting my charity
Donation by William Mathew
on 01-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
You mentioned I could reserve a seat in one of the boats on Friday 30th June - I will be in touch.....Good luck with the training!!!!
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-04-2017
£750.00 gift aid
Downhill all the way!!
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-04-2017
£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

MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know