An intrepid Team of 6 from Logistics at Angerstein Wharf are rowing the Thames from Westminster to Deptford, some 8½ miles, in aid of the Ahoy charity. The novice crew, headed up by Bob Lockhart, have agreed to take part in the construction industry’s ‘Oarsome’ row challenge as part of a 12 team race. The first boat across the line wins…. although just finishing will be an achievement!! The Ahoy charity aims to give children with disabilities or learning needs a chance to row and sail and compete if they want to alongside able bodied compatriates. For many of the children it gives an important opportunity to gain confidence and the freedom these sports provide.
The Team needs to raise £2,000 for Ahoy to take part in the race. Anyone who has ever done any rowing will know what a big challenge rowing 8½ miles on the choppiest part of the Thames is…
Please be generous and support the Team by giving what you can via their Just Giving (Virgin Money) site http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobertLockhart1
Bob has worked out that with the tide with them at 4 knots it should take about an hour to complete. “It’s a tough challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges that the children with disabilities face every day of their lives. If we can help then it will be worth every stroke.”