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The Real Boat Race

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Thanks for visiting the REAL Boat Race team fundraising page.

This coming May we're rowing 500 miles from London to Paris, racing as 2 teams over 6 days to be the first to the Eiffel Tower.

The race will take us down the Thames, into and across the English Channel and then up the Seine on the spring tide to Paris.

There are only 3 days each year when the spring tide surge enables teamd to row up the currents at the mouth of the Seine - which is why more people have climbed Everest than have rowed to Paris.

Everyone in this team has trained for 12 months, pulling over 1million metres each on rowing machines, nursing blisters on both hands and bums and enduring the question 'Why on earth would you do that?' from everyone we have told.

The answer is to raise money for two very special charities.  The Ickle Pickles Children's Charity and Help for Heroes.

We're each signed up to support one of the two charities - so please find the name of the person you want to sponsor and follow the link to sponsor them.

Our team fundraising target is shown on the right. Its ambitious but with your support we're confident we can make it.

JustGiving will collect Gift Aid on your donation (an additional 25%) and they'll distribute the donations directly to our chosen charities.

We're delighted you have visited our Just Giving page - and would like to say a HUGE thank you in advance for any donation large or small.

You can follow our journey as we train and take on this challenge on Facebook or Twitter.

Send us a message of support and maybe even tell your friends.  If you're interested in taking on this Challenge in 2014 register your interest by emailing


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Raised: 119%

Team target: £100,000.00

Raised so far: £118,969.45

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Aaron Fox

Aaron's REAL Boat Race

85 donations



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Alexander Trickett

The Real Boat Race

46 donations



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Alexandra Ireson

Alex Ireson's London 2 Paris

113 donations



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Andrew Marsh

Andy's REAL Boat Race

110 donations



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Anthony Wyles

Tony's REAL Boat Race

88 donations



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Christian Effenberg

Christian's L2P Boat Race

64 donations



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Dan Angell

Dan's REAL Boat Race

85 donations



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Dan Ferrandino

Dan's Real Boat Race

89 donations



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Edward Snowden

Edward's page

37 donations



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Emma Stockton

Emma's The Real Boat Race

119 donations



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Farhan Siddiqui

Farhan's REAL Boat Race

84 donations



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ian wheeler

ian's page

46 donations



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Jonathan Pattenden

Jonny's Rowing - London2Paris

77 donations



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Matt Hudson

Matt's Real Boat Race

70 donations



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Paul Sechiari

Tiger & The Real Boat Race

76 donations



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Phil Moss

Phil's REAL Boat Race

33 donations



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Philip Jennings

L2P Pip's Page

145 donations



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Shelley Cook

Shelley's REAL boat race page

40 donations



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Simon Heptonstall

Simon's Help For Heroes Page

64 donations



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Stuart Valentine

Stuart's Real Boat Race

23 donations



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Suzanne Liddle

Suzanne's page

96 donations



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Will Cook

Will's page

69 donations



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will Smith

will's REAL boat race

62 donations



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