Thousands raised at Action4Youth Rowathon

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Milton Keynes Rowing Club stormed to victory in this year’s Action4Youth Rowathon.

Held at the Caldecotte Xperience on February 28 and March 1, Steve Lawson, Rod Bennett and Peter Cox, completed the 86.3 km course in 6 hours and 20 minutes – three minutes faster than the next team.

The event included a number of teams, including a team of young people from the National Citizen Service – a programme supported by MK Dons SET, the Milton Keynes Cricket Club and Action4Youth staff and volunteers.

All the teams completed a course of the equivalent length of the River Thames from Historic Rowing Centre Henley to Mortlake, the end of the current Boat Race course, a distance of 86.3km on Concept 2 indoor rowing machines.

Lynda Cockerell, chief executive at Action4Youth, said: “All the teams did amazingly well, we are very grateful to everyone for giving their time and efforts to support our charity, to date we have raised an amazing £12,500.”

The funding will go towards an exciting new project, to install a fully accessible Yurt Village so young people, particularly wheelchair users, can experience a residential break away with their peers and participate in the new outdoor thrill of ‘Glamping’ whilst enjoying a range of outdoor activities.

If anyone would like to make a donation or would like more information about the charity, call 0845 600 9731 or email

They have also setup a page with Localgiving MK: The money raised will help thousands of young people throughout Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire.