raised of £400 target from 14 people

Rowing for a Cause: The Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre Challenge On the 19th of May, 2024, I will join a team of dedicated individuals that will take to the waters of the historic River Thames in a marathon rowing challenge. Our mission? To navigate the winding path from Shadwell to Chiswick and back, covering a formidable distance of 26.2 miles. This is not just a test of endurance and teamwork; it's a drive to support a noble cause—the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre. The Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre has long been a beacon of hope and transformation for the youth of London. It's a place where adventure and personal growth go hand in hand, where young people can push their boundaries and discover what they're capable of. However, with funding cuts from local authorities, the centre now finds itself in need of support from the community it serves. The goal of this rowing challenge is clear: to raise £3000 to ensure the continuation of the centre's vital services. These funds will help maintain the quality of programs that have been life-changing for so many. From kayaking to rock climbing, the centre offers a plethora of activities that instill confidence, determination, and a sense of adventure in its participants. The story of the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre is one of inspiration. It's a narrative about how engagement with nature and challenging activities can alter life trajectories, providing young people with the courage to explore the wilderness of the world or the wilderness within themselves. It's about creating a future where every individual has the opportunity to aim higher and dream bigger. As the rowers prepare for their journey, they carry with them the hopes and aspirations of the many lives touched by the centre. They row not just for the physical challenge but for the promise of continued growth and opportunity for London's youth. The Thames will be their arena, their oars the pens writing a new chapter of community support and engagement. This challenge is a call to action for all who believe in the power of community and the potential of the younger generation. It's an invitation to be part of something larger than oneself, to contribute to a legacy of empowerment and adventure. As the rowers set their sights on the horizon, let's rally behind them and the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, ensuring that the tide of generosity flows as strongly as the Thames itself. To support this cause, to be part of this remarkable journey, is to invest in the future. It's a chance to make a difference, one stroke at a time. Let's come together and make this challenge a resounding success, for the centre, for the community, and for the countless lives waiting to be changed. For more information on how to support the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre and the rowing challenge, please visit their website https://www.shadwell-basin.co.uk/ or contact the centre directly. Every contribution brings us closer to our goal, and every supporter becomes a part of this incredible story of perseverance and hope. Let's make waves for a brighter future! Thank you for your amazing support. Eric Lam


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Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre (SBOAC) is a unique, riverside charity in East London. In 1976, local parents and community leader...


+ £110.00 from 3 offline donors