Story

One May evening we each received a call from a good friend, Craig Elwell, not so much asking us as telling us that we were going to row the English Channel…. "Sounds like fun," we all thought and, after months of gruelling training, on the 13th October two boats of seven strapping lads, in the peak of fitness will take to the water. After a challenging 22 miles requiring all our strength and stamina, the sight of the French coast will never be more welcome. Friendship brought us together and united us in the challenge to raise funds for the AHOY charity.

 

Not only is our challenge a marathon row across the Channel to shake hands with our French neighbours, but also an endeavour to raise £12,000 per boat. Please check our "justgiving" pages to contribute to the AHOY cause. Every penny counts, so please contribute whatever you can.

 

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Raising money for

The AHOY Centre

The AHOY Centre

Charity Registration No. 1084122

At AHOY we use the medium of sailing to break down many of the barriers and divides that exist within today's society, to bring together people from different walks of life and backgrounds.<p> Through the activities and courses at AHOY, we teach and train people not only how to sail or row, but also about helping others, so that they can then go on to teach and help others. <p> Our primary objective is working with disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities, however, the Centre caters for all - young, disabled and retired alike. It offers them all the experience, opportunities and new horizons gained through water-based activities. <p>

Donations 27

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Donation by danny smyth on 05/11/12

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Great challenge Danny. Hope you got across the pond! Well done no matter what the outcome !

Donation by Naomi & Gary, HH on 31/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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All the best Danny

Donation by Ed Watson on 30/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Nick Hobden on 23/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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I'd rather donate than do the rowing! Wishing you and the team all the best.

Donation by Tina Chapman on 18/10/12

£10.00

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Good Luck..

Donation by John & Anne Kember on 13/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Dan... Don't go round in circles..

Donation by Alex Young on 12/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Shiver Me Timbers Captain Smyth. Good luck.

Donation by Andrew Stokes on 12/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Danny. Rather you than me! There is a tunnel you know!

Donation by roland fox on 12/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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You Can Do It!!

Donation by John Carter on 12/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!!

Donation by Goldey Finchey on 12/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Stay afloat!

Donation by David Booker on 11/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Keep rowing, keep smiling. Much lov frome yve and james, ells, darcy and that little shrimp. X X x x x

Donation by Yve on 10/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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row row row your boat

Donation by lee Glasspool on 10/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go on Smith!!!!! From Sean, Anna and Matilda. X

Donation by Sean Dowling on 09/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Paul Kember on 08/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Dan, look after the old man

Donation by Hazel Smyth on 03/10/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Dan!

Donation by David Langran on 24/09/12

£15.00

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good luck dan and the rest of you ,,,great achievment ,,,enjoy it

Donation by dan etherton on 20/09/12

£10.00

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Good luck Danny Boy (and Chief if he is also rowing!)

Donation by T0M1X on 12/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Gosh what a feat! Good luck to you all and enjoy!

Donation by Mary Innes (know Danny) on 07/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck, Danny x

Donation by Julia Langran on 06/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go Danny, Go Danny Wishing all the best on your mission.

Donation by Mobile Cellular LTD on 06/09/12

£100.00

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Good luck to you and all your shipmates!

Donation by Richard Olley on 05/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

From ABCOM , good luck Danny & team.

Donation by Yann Davies on 03/09/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,795.00
  • Offline donations£250.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,045.00
  • Gift Aid£412.50

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