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Aberaeron Longboat Rowing Club

We are attempting to row across the Irish Sea in the Celtic Challenge 2017 to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Ty Glyn Davis Trust.

Raising money for multiple charities

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Aberaeron Longboat Rowing Club is a friendly rowing club based in the picturesque harbour town of Aberaeron, Ceredigion. We row to sea in Celtic Longboats, very stable and safe boats that are 7.47m long with fixed seats, four rowers and a cox.

We are attempting the Celtic Challenge 2017 to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Ty Glyn Davis Trust.

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. The Motor Neurone Disease Association does all that it can to enable everybody living with MND to receive the best care, achieve the highest possible quality of life and to die with dignity.

Our local charity, the Ty Glyn Davis Trust, offers holiday accommodation and leisure facilities to children with special needs and their families.


Event details

Celtic Challenge 2017: Rowing the Irish Sea

​​​​​We are attempting the Celtic Challenge 2017, an arduous 90 mile crossing of the Irish Sea from Arklow to Aberystwyth. A team of 12 rowers will rotate rowing and coxing for the crossing, which is likely to take 20-24 hours. 

The Celtic Challenge is a bi-annual rowing race that was started by Aberystwyth Rowing Club in 1989 to raise funds for a scanner for their local hospital. Since then the event has grown to include more than 20 boats from Wales, Ireland, England, Germany and the Netherlands. Most teams follow the charitable tradition of the first crossing and dedicate their attempt to raise funds for charities around the country. 

Event date

28-April-2017 00:00  - 
01-May-2017 00:00

Event type

Long Distance Rowing Race

Event is completed


sponsorship raised
Donation by Andrew
on 31-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Abi's shop colletion
Donation by Abi Evans
on 31-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
The reminder was very necessary! Sad news about the seasickness, but massive kudos to you all!
Donation by Dan B
on 31-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done to you all. Fantastic work. Special thanks to Kelly, Abbi and Andrew
Donation by Helen Herbert
on 25-05-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Collected from Tafarn Gilfach, MD Lloyd and Debbie White
Donation by Dom
on 13-05-2017
£15.00 gift aid
Donation by From Don and Agnes West
on 08-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Joan, Rosa, Lena, Ciss & Wendy
on 08-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Money from sponsorships collected
Donation by Hazel
on 05-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Glyn and Gill
on 02-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,857.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,857.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,052.06

Donations closed

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