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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 Everyball Ladies Tennis Tournament
on 06-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done guys!
Donation by Landid Property
on 06-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Gav, you are a legend! And a total inspiration. Well done!!
Donation by Nikki, Thompy, Rudi and Coco xx
on 06-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Gav and your fellow rowers . I'm sure it will be great fun as well as hard work.
Donation by Donnie McGougan
on 06-07-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done All! Great effort x
Donation by KT
on 05-07-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done, you are a STAR!
Donation by Mark and Nicola Dumas
on 05-07-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by The Bannisters
on 05-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Great effort gents!
Donation by Hosey
on 05-07-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Hampshire Companies
on 05-07-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Well done chaps. Delighted to be able to support you for the final stretch.
Donation by Tom Rutter
on 05-07-2017
£5.00 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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