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Three Men In Another Boat - Raising Money For Auditory Verbal UK

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  • Team members: Christopher Campbell, James Morrow, Andy Wilkinson
  • Event: Three Men In Another Boat, 13 Aug 2011 to 14 Aug 2011

Auditory VerbalUK

We help children who are deaf to listen, speak and achieve

Charity Registration No. 1095133

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Update 16/08/11


We finished our challenge shortly after 8pm on Sunday. In total, we covered just over 90 miles by river and exactly 100 miles by road. In doing so, we took over 30,000 individual strokes and rowed and cycled solidly for 24 hours.


We were unanimous in agreeing that this was without a doubt the hardest thing we have ever done.


In the words of the great Sir Steve Redgrave "If I ever set foot in a boat again, you have my permission to shoot me".


Please do continue to sponsor us to help us reach our target of £4,000 for the wonderful team at AVUK

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I think this year we really must have lost our minds.

 

Some of you will remember last summer, when three intrepid oarsmen set off to row the Thames, from Kingston to Oxford - upstream - in only three days - Three Men In A Boat 2010

 

We raised over £5,000 for Auditory Verbal UK and in doing so, hopefully gave something back to a wonderful charity that has changed our lives.

 

Auditory Verbal UK is a National Charity that teaches deaf children with hearing aids and cochlear implants to listen and speak. After three years of family-based Auditory Verbal therapy, over 80% close the language gap and enter mainstream schools alongside their hearing friends. The charity works directly with around 60 families and reaches out to many more through training programmes for professionals across the UK.

 

Without the help of Auditory Verbal UK our own daughter Alice, would not now be preparing to enter reception at a school she adores and is fully settled in with her friends.

 

To say thank you again to the wonderful team at Auditory Verbal UK, we are, this year, upping the ante. Oxford to Kingston in two days. That's 45 miles and 16 locks per day - pretty much non-stop for 14 hours a day.

 

I said it last year and I'll say it again - we must be mad.

 

If we could raise anything close to last year's phenomenal target, we could help make a real difference to children across the UK for whom Auditory Verbal UK presents their best chance of integrating fully in the hearing world and achieving their potential.

 

Please support us and Auditory Verbal UK. Every penny really does make a difference.

Please also 'like' this page on Facebook (below) to help us spread the word...

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