A team unites!!

x Just a quick thank you x

Well….what can we say…

An amazing day surrounded by wonderful people, great energy, cocktails, raffle prizes, sunshine and laughter!

A HUGE thank  you to everyone that came to share a momentous moment when the 6 Coxless Crew were together for the FIRST TIME ever!! Doris was also there in person to allow everyone an opportunity to meet her and see our home.
Interesting how some people commented that she was so much smaller than they thought she would be and others said she was bigger!?!

Pink ladies

There were welcome drinks by the wonderful Albion Racing Club a great hog roast lunch outside on the balcony and plenty of friends, family and supporters.


lunch time!

Super exciting to finally meet Jim Andrews and Simon TY who, as you all know, commented on our blogs every day whilst we were out on the ocean showing us so much invaluable support.
We love the way they instantly felt like old friends on our first face to face meeting. Thank you once again for all the encouragement and for keeping us rowing…
(JG and Barney you were missed but were there in spirit!)

We did a brief chat about some of our highlights and lowlights and then opened the floor up to a Q&A. Incredible to have the ever fabulous Sarah Osborne and Ceri from Breast Cancer Care there and Kate McKeand from Walking With The Wounded representing our charities and helping the event run smoothly. A big thank you!

the room

Pink ladies and family

We could not have done this without you ALL.
Old friend and new friends. It’s all about a team united and that is what Sunday’s event was all about.
A wonderful sense of community and connection.

A sincere THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all your endless support, encouragement and patience.

Thanks to all the photographers especially Carlos and more photos to come soon.
We’re off to Cornwall this weekend…so we’ll keep you all updated on the shenanigans!! x






  1. Barney says:

    Oh dear! Can’t read a word! The text is lost in the background picture! Nice photos though, so great to see all 6 girls together finally! That sort of wraps the blog up I guess! Good luck to you all! Great fun for 9 months and an experience you will never forget. Chao all.

  2. Leonie says:

    So sorry we couldn’t be with you to meet the Team, Parents Jim Andrews and Simon TY. It sounds as though it was a really fun occasion and celebrated in the sunshine too! Lets hope Cornwall can give you as much support and sunshine next weekend. With every good wish to you all, wherever your future adventures may take you.

  3. Jim Andrews says:

    Barney, JG and those who were unable to be in London yesterday, you were all mentioned and missed. I felt honoured to be in the company of Doris, those 6 courageous women and their friends and family. It was a very pleasant relaxed afternoon with some laughs (Ray) and hearing of the thoughts of the nearest and dearest all of whom treated Geraldine and I like long lost friends. Our heroes, each did a very interesting short brief on their individual memories, highs and lows etc followed by an interesting Q&A session. There was humour and a lovely feeling of conviviality. Thank you all for a lovely afternoon, I shall be following this blog for as long as it is available, I shall continue to spread the word concerning your fundraising. and will always be in awe of that fantastic achievement. Stay safe. XX

  4. Sarah says:

    Such a wonderful event and especially to see all 6 of you and Doris together. Huge thanks to you all for everything and to all your kind and generous friends, family and supporters who have helped you raise so much. Proud doesn’t cover it. x

  5. Lovely to see the photo of you all together and to hear that everyone had a great afternoon. Sorry we couldn’t be with you but look forward to seeing you all in Falmouth at the weekend. We have ordered sunshine!
    Sorry not to meet your families and fellow bloggers. Particularly hoped to meet Jim whose blogs we looked forward to reading so much – nearly as much as those from the Coxless Crew! xx

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