Last Friday we sponsored Team Keane as they set off down the Thames to raise money for the Junior Rowing Project, an initiative which aims to give children from all backgrounds and of all abilities the chance to try their hand at rowing.
After the race we received word from one of the Ladies Eight who informed us the race was a huge success. Here’s what Louise had to say:

The row to Kingston was fantastic!  Here you can see us, waiting for the Richmond lock to fully rise, whilst I made a quick phone call! 

Team Keane Ladies

It took us 2 1/2 hours and was magical – surprisingly silent, apart from the gentle lapping of (mostly in-time) blades as we meandered past Syon House, Pink Lodge, Richmond and Petersham, squeezed into Teddington lock (very tight) and rowed quickly past the slightly daunting Teddington weir.

Not sure of the full sum raised yet but lots of good PR for Team Keane, thanks to Annie at World Class Teachers’ and some money for much needed new equipment for Junior rowing projects.

Thank you to those of you who were able to offer your support.


We think the ladies did a fantastic job and we’re very proud of their achievement!
If you’d like to know more about Team Keane’s Sculling School as part of the Junior Rowing Project, visit the Team Keane website at and follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook. You can also read our previous blog post about the Ladies Eight fundraising event to find out exactly what the challenge entailed…