I Think this year we really must have lost our minds.
Some of you will remember last summer, when three intrepid oarsmen set off to row the Thames, from Kingston to Oxford – upstream – in only three days – Three Men In A Boat 2010
We raised over £5,000 for Auditory Verbal UK and in doing so, hopefully gave something back to a wonderful charity that has changed our lives.
Auditory Verbal UK is a National Charity that teaches deaf children with hearing aids and cochlear implants to listen and speak. After three years of family-based Auditory Verbal therapy, over 80% close the language gap and enter mainstream schools alongside their hearing friends. The charity works directly with around 60 families and reaches out to many more through training programmes for professionals across the UK.
Without the help of Auditory Verbal UK our own daughter Alice, would not now be preparing to enter reception at a school she adores and is fully settled in with her friends.
To say thank you again to the wonderful team at Auditory Verbal UK, we are, this year, upping the ante. Oxford to Kingston in two days. That’s 45 miles and 16 locks per day – pretty much non-stop for 14 hours a day.
I said it last year and I’ll say it again – we must be mad.
If we could raise anything close to last year’s phenomenal target, we could help make a real difference to children across the UK for whom Auditory Verbal UK presents their best chance of integrating fully in the hearing world and achieving their potential.
Please support us and Auditory Verbal UK. Every penny really does make a difference.
You can donate through JustGiving here – Three Men In Another Boat