To raise additional funds for their MIND and Spinal Research charities, The Four Oarsmen recently organised a charity auction and dinner at London’s Pergola Paddington Central.
Not content with their already hectic training schedule to row 3,000 miles across the ocean for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December, the team delighted supporters by organising an evening of sensational food and fun.
The auction itself, hosted by Bargain Hunt’s Phillip Serrell, raised a staggering £124,239.85 to bolster the fundraising pot. With auction lots including a three night stay at an exclusive private gaming lodge in South Africa, signed all-star sporting memorabilia, and an Alps ski chalet for twelve going under the hammer, there were plenty of delighted guests on the night.
NRL Group’s CEO Andrew Redmayne kindly donated a golf experience at Scotland’s exclusive The Renaissance Club. The lot, which sold for an impressive £1,500 will see the lucky winner treated to a round of golf for four on the prestigious members-only links course including a forecaddie to advise on the course and sight balls, followed by lunch at the clubhouse.
The star of the show however was the team’s Rannoch boat. Proudly displayed on the night, guests were able to take a closer look at the 25 foot vessel the team will spend weeks at sea in, tackling 40 foot waves and sub-zero temperatures as they battle across the Atlantic ocean.
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