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Project information

Row for The AHOY!

Are you looking for a 'once in a life time' challenge?
We have some fantastic rowing challenges - including rowing the channel from Dover to Calais - which will test your abilities and give you a wonderful personal achievement in addition to helping with our fundraising!

January 2012 - November 2016

Charity information: The AHOY Centre

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  • Need


    Our rowing challenges help us to raise essential funding to enable our work to continue with helping and supporting vulnerable young people and adults.


    Our innovative water based and educational projects open up horizons for our many participants and volunteers - giving opportunities that would not otherwise be available in this part of London.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise essential funding via our rowing challenges


    » Recruit and train teams to successfully complete the rows and sponsorship challenges!

    What success will look like

    Success will be securing the funding essential for our charity's work to continue.

  • Impact


    With this secured funding in place we will continue to expand our activities to enable us to help more people who need our charity's support.
    We have 2 new programmes for 2012 which will take The AHOY charity into the new area of delivering NVQs and Apprenticeships which will offer young people commerical training which will lead to employment.


    Lack of funding. We continue to apply to grant makers and funders as we do not receive regular funding from the public sector.


    Regular updates via our quarterly Newsletter plus any additional information requested.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,000 Row Cross Channel Row
  • Background


    All the rowing training takes place at our Centre in Deptford, Greenwich, South London.


    The rowing teams will improve personal fitness and team work plus having the satisfaction on knowing they are helping us to continue our charity's great work with helping vulnerable and disabled youth and adults.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The AHOY Centre is located in Deptford – one of the most densely populated areas - ranked 18 in the whole of the UK. As described by the Local MP Joan Ruddock – β€˜it is one of the most deprived constituencies in Britain. Severe housing problems and widespread poverty remain......." Unemployment in the area is nearly twice the national average with high rates of truancy and anti-social behaviour.

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    Louisa Perkins

    Assistant Operations Manager with responsibility for rowing team recruitment.

I feel very privileged to have rowed the English channel for AHOY - a great achievement that very few have accomplished!

Bob Lawrence - 47 - AHOY Channel rower