Today is the day that Wessex Archaeology take part in the Meridian Pull rowing challenge, organised by the Thames Estuary Partnership, and raising funds for the AHOY Centre in Deptford. The AHOY Centre run courses and training programmes to help disadvantaged children, young vulnerable people and those with disabilities gain qualifications and essential life skills needed for employment.
Our team, comprising Dave Norcott, Mark Williams, Paul Baggaley, Becky Hall, Paolo Croce and Guillermo Santamaria, are heading off for London this afternoon, where they will be rowing along the Thames from Battersea to the AHOY Centre, a distance of about 8.5 miles. The challenge starts at 18:45, and our support team will be on hand to record progress throughout the race, so do stay tuned via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Thanks to many generous donations already received, including our corporate sponsors SUERC (the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre), Readypower Engineering Ltd, Thomson Ecology and Microserve Ltd, we are closing in on our target of £1800. However, every penny counts, so if you can please consider sponsoring us via the link below.