JAC were delighted to support The AHOY Centre again in 2022 – for the 8th year running! Always keen to promote exposure for this amazing charity, this time we teamed up with BW Interiors to form an ‘oarsome’ crew:
Lee Talbot (JAC), Olly Tice (JAC), Tobi Shadare (JAC), Rhys Williams (BW), James Rawstone (BW), and Julian O’Neill (BW).
Due to some Covid restrictions still in place, we were at times uncertain if the race would be allowed to go ahead. With all hands on deck, the tenacity and determination of all involved – especially The AHOY Centre – everything fell into place, and we were able to race.
In the quickest turnaround we’ve experienced so far, we had 8 weeks to prepare! Time for our crew to hit the gym, get training and start the fundraising.
On one of the hottest days of the year – the crew, gallantly rowed (and sweated!) their way across 8.5miles of the River Thames from Chelsea to Greenwich in the blazing sunshine to the finish line followed by some well-deserved cold beers.
Thanks to the many donations gratefully received in support of the crew we are delighted to have exceeded our target of £2,500 and raise £2,795 – amazing.
Looking forward to doing it all again this year, supporting our shipmates at The AHOY Centre. Bring it on Meridian Pull 2023!
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The AHOY Centre is a water sports-based charity that uses sailing and rowing to help change the lives of disadvantaged, at-risk and disabled youth. They break down social barriers and organise innovative activities and courses. Through water sports the AHOY Charity Centre builds important, transferable and employable life skills while bringing together a community helping others.