(The Hunger Project) and Rowing WA are partnering to host a fundraiser
at the UWA Recreation Centre on April 9, 2011. (That's
THIS SATURDAY! Please come down if you can.)
We are asking anyone who is willing to row a
few kilometres on an ergo to get sponsored, come and row and help
us achieve two things.
1. Attempt to cumulatively row 10,000 km on
2. Raise much needed funds to help THP build
epicentres in communities in Africa where people are suffering
from abject poverty. THP helps them create a sustainable future
that brings health, education and work to these communities.
We are targeting to have approximately 1,000
participants on the day. There will also be a range of events
on the day including a demonstration by WAIS athletes, competitions
for top schoolboy and schoolgirl rowers and challenges for people
to take on all comers over set times or distances for prizes.
You don’t have to be a rower – just have experience
on a rowing machine!
Our hope is to have 150 ergometers on site so,
as you can appreciate, we can’t have everyone there at once. Most
of the schoolboy and schoolgirl rowers will be there in the morning
so it might be good to plan to come from lunch time on. You don’t
have to do all you kilometres in one hit. You can do 15 or 20
minute blocks. That’s up to you and there will be events to watch
and vendors on site to check out.
The WAIS rowing teams will be showing us how
good they are sometime between 12.30 and 2pm so that might be
a good time to head down and take part.
We are also in need of volunteers to help with
recording the kilometers rowed by the participants and if you
own an ergo and are willing to let us use it for the day that
would also be a wonderful contribution. Please contact me, Debbie
Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to participate
on the days as a volunteer or make available your ergo.
Please get involved. Your sponsorship will contribute
to putting an end to World Hunger. You can find further details
on the event and sponsorship forms at http://www.row4theworld.com.au