Rowing Community Initiatives

Find details of a range of initiatives from within the rowing community we feel are worth supporting.

RTHM newsletter 

The mental health campaign- Rowing Together for Healthy Minds- have done a fantastic job informing and educating on mental health over the past two years or so, partnering with over 150 clubs across the UK. They've just released the first edition of their newsletter in which they talk to top athletes, coaches and members of the rowing community and provide practical advice on looking after  mental and physical health. This edition features advice from Vicky Thornley, silver medallist for GB at the Rio Olympics.

Sign up to the newsletter here:

Charity BUCS Regatta

De Montfort University Boat Club have organised a charity BUCS Regatta, lockdown-style. They're raising money for Mind, a mental health charity (associated with the RTHM campaign). Athletes can enter different boat classes with their teammates and will race in remote 2k runs to compete for spots on the virtual podium. 

There's still time to enter tomorrow's racing which will be eights and quads. The link to the go fund me page is here:

ICU Nurse from Thames RC raising funds for care packages for his colleagues

Luke Theophilus, an athlete from Thames Rowing Club, works as an intensive care nurse at the Royal Brompton Hospital, a major Covid hospital in London. The masks and PPE healthcare workers are wearing cause serious discomfort and Luke is raising to provide care packages for his 65 colleagues. 

Link to his JustGiving page here: 

Sports Stoic donating fresh water to Malawi

Sports Stoic, led by Stephen Feeney, work in mental strength conditioning for athletes. For every new follower on @sports_stoic & @stfeeney they will donate one day of life saving water to Malawi. It's as easy as that!

Henley Love x Legacy 300 Raffle

After the success of the first Rowers for the NHS raffle, Henley Love have teamed up with Legacy 300 for the Sports vs Covid raffle. Tickets are £5 each and you can win prizes from signed kit to VIP experience days. 

More information is available here:

7 Marathons in 7 Days

Oxford Brookes rower Henry Blois-Brooke and Maidenhead rower Jack Peck have each run 7 marathons in 7 days around their houses to raise money for NHS Charities Together. Their current goal is to reach £10,000.

More information and how to donate here:

Ais Green's 2.6 Challenge

MAABC's Ais Green is riding 260km in 2.6 days raising money for the Ehlers-Danlos Society. Following a tri-point spinal fracture in 2015 Ais was diagnosed with EDS and was told she would never row again. 

More information and how to donate here:

May Miles

Universities of York and Leeds Boat Clubs go head to head to rack up the largest distance trained over the month of May.

For more information click here:


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