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The Prize

The Olympics will once again be with us and this is your chance to relive past glories with GB Gold Medallists. The prize on offer is for you to help form a once in a lifetime boat crew with a GB Olympic Rower and row the famous Henley regatta course in these unique VIP Days with members of the GB rowing squad. 

This 2.5 hour experience tailored to your personal levels of fitness and rowing experience will see you being welcomed by the attending GB Gold Medallist who will give a 30-minute overview of their career. Your group of 12 is then joined by the other GB Rowers who will then collectively introduce you to life as an elite rower. Then the coaching begins under the expert tutelage of the GB rowers and is tailored to your individual rowing experience. Three of you then get to take to the water, with your illustrious Olympic rowing partner for a couple of memorable journeys on this famous stretch of water. The experience gives you an awesome array of images for your social media of the day you rowed with a GB rower. Prize is open to 13 years plus and these rare days take place on Sundays in the Spring and Autumn of each year as they have done since 2013.

Additional non-rowing guests are welcome to watch proceedings throughout the day and of course get their photos taken with the Athletes.


The Cause

Ava Helene Atkinson was born on May 26, 2014, but because she was born so early, she experienced many health issues.

Ava was moved to the neo-natal unit where she was put on a ventilator to help her breathe. Hours later, Ava’s condition had not improved, and after discussions with the consultant it was decided that due to the severity of the health issues she had, we as parents had to make the most devastating decision of our lives, together with the care team, to withdraw treatment. Minutes after coming off the ventilator Ava passed away peacefully with her family around her.

Whilst at the hospital we were given a keepsake box in which we were able to have memories of Ava. These precious memories are there for us to look at and cherish. Her keepsake box has brought comfort to us all, so much so that we have decided we would like to put together our own memory boxes for other parents who have suffered the loss of a child.

We have decided to make these keepsake boxes ourselves and hope that these boxes will be looked at for years to come.

Additional Details

  • Experience may not be resold or re-auctioned.
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date.
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