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Jollyon Coombs

The Feltmakers Clerk will row 56 Olympic Courses - a mile for every year of his age in aid of St Paul’s choristers & The Feltmakers’ Charity

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Feltmakers Charitable Foundation

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Well, it’s all over; I finished the 72 miles at 1230 hours on 18/8
The weather was sublime on this last day and although I am very tired, I could do it all over again (but won’t!).
I am enormously grateful to all of you who have supported me so supremely well in this effort of mine, and have contributed so kindly to the £18,000 raised to date.
In the last 7 days I have spent 25 hours on the water, made about 30,000 strokes with my oars which equates to 60p a stroke raised for charity. I know there are some people who will, as yet, help and I am sure that we will finish very near the £20,000 hoped for. The boat now goes to Pangbourne College to help young rowers gain confidence and the Feltmakers Charity & St Paul’s Chorister Trust will get about £10,000 each.
Thank you all so very much for your support – in all ways


Event details

Feltmakers' Clerk's 72 Mile Row

This is my 6th fund raising event in the last 15 years and it really is my final fling on behalf of humanity.

At the age of 72, I am going to row one mile for each year of my age which equates to 56 Olympic Rowing courses (2,000 metres each) - or crossing the channel at least three times in one week – or three Marathons in a week, give or take.
This means I will endeavour to row 8 Olympic courses a day, starting at 1000 hrs on the 12th August at the Pangbourne College Boat House.

I am doing this to raise money for two Charities: The St Paul’s Cathedral Chorister Trust and The Feltmakers Charitable Foundation. The money will be divided equally between the two Charities and I have the authority from both Charities to hold this event.

Event date

12-August-2018 10:00  - 
18-August-2018 19:00

Event type

UK challenge

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Well done Jollyon, you are a fine example to us fellow OAP's! What an achievement. What next? Love Tosh x
Donation by Caroline Symington
on 19-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done JC xxx Jaws
Donation by Caroline Blunt
on 16-09-2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-09-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Jollyon
Donation by Clive Roffe
on 14-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done - amazing effort.
Donation by Tash Piggott
on 07-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Very late in the day, well done you. Stuffy and Clarkie
Donation by Robin Petherick
on 29-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Wearing pink gets my vote! Wonderful effort Jollyon.
Donation by Richard Buckland
on 27-08-2018
well done!
Donation by sukie brockman
on 25-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Amazing Challenge Jollyon, and really enjoyed the day on the river and the celeration lunch....well done
Donation by simon wood
on 24-08-2018
£87.50 gift aid
Well done Jollyon !
Donation by Delia
on 22-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £10,202.00
Offline Donations: £8,863.00
Total Raised: £19,065.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £21,399.25

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