17 June 2013
On September 11th as part of London International Shipping Week, Spitalfields market in London will be transformed when 100 teams making up 2,000 rowers will row 1 million metres in The Big Row event for the Chauncy Maples charity.
Commitments for over 30 teams have already been received by a wide range of UK and international businesses demonstrating the event is already gaining momentum. If you would like more information about this event or would like to enter a team visit the Big Row website.
Well known sporting stars and other celebrities will attend the event and prizes will be awarded for the fastest crews, best in class (lawyers, accountants, shipping firms), best outfits and lots more. A number of high profile celebrities have already given their support to the launch.
The Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust is raising £2m ($3.2m) to renovate Chauncy Maples, Africa’s oldest motor ship (built 1899 in Glasgow) for use as a primary health clinic. The ship will be renovated and refitted to enable her to serve 500,000 of the world’s poorest people who have little or no access to medicine and basic healthcare.