Germiston High School is a secondary school in Johannesburg, South Africa with a rowing club full of dedicated young athletes. Many of the children come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the club itself receives minimal support. On the 17th January this year, they were hit by a devastating storm which destroyed the shed and all the equipment that it contains.
Today, we headed down to Imperial College Boat Club because we want to talk about the launch of a campaign called Rowing Together for Healthy Minds, a non-profit founded by a group of university students with the goal of changing the way the rowing community thinks about mental health.
On the 12th September 2018, Henry Blois-Brooke, of Oxford Brookes Uni, completed an insane feat of an Ultra-Marathon in just over eight hours. He said although it was tough, he felt like he could and would push himself more in the future. The next challenge is 192 miles, pushing himself to seven marathons in less than a week.
The huge contributions Anna Thornton has made to our sport are undeniable. This is our opportunity as a community to combine forces and help raise the funds needed to provide the advanced level of care and rehabilitation she needs after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Here at AllMarkOne, we want to help support her in any way that we can.