Stephen Harpin - Row the Amazon

Total raised


Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


In November 2015 five amateur rowers from Shropshire in the UK will embark on an epic journey of adventure that has only ever been attempted once before.

Photo of the intrepid rowers

The challenge? To row the navigable length of the Amazon River, from Nauta in Peru to Macapá in Brazil – a total distance of 2077 miles – totally unsupported and completely self-funded.

They are not athletes, just five ambitious but otherwise ordinary men in their 40s, determined to stretch themselves, achieve something extraordinary and raise awareness and funds for some exceptional charities. 

Stephen is raising funds for the 1st Stocksfield Scout Group, who are trying to replace their ageing hut to provide new facilities for the community.

Their existing premises leak and can only be accessed via a wooden staircase. They are currently raising the money to construct a new, fully accessible building. There is already a long list of potential groups wanting to use it: from dementia sufferers to inner-city youth groups. With your help we can bring this a step closer.

Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  Parakeet

£20.00  Toucan

£50.00  Macaw

£100.00  Tree Frog

£250.00  Piranha

£500.00  Jaguar

Total donations: £806.27

Judith Sammons-Charlton School



A huge thank you to Stephen Harpin for the talk he did at Charlton School on 17th November for our Year 11 Leavers of 2016 Awards evening. It was inspirational. Thank you

Carole Thirlaway


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Well done again Stephen




Moreton Hall Presentation




Katy Weatherhead


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Fantastic achievement! :)

Simon Armes-Reardon


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Congratulations on your fantastic adventure



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Well done Stephen! Sounds like you had an amazing time. Bet your family are glad to have you back for Christmas though.



Bravo! Let's hope the scouts will have a new hut soon (before the present one falls down!)

Daniel, Helen and John


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

What an achievement! Thank you for such wonderful support for Stocksfield Scouts.

Jamie & the team at 2J Commerce


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Big Well Done Stephen!