Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.

These Bones Are Made For Rowing 2018

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi,[/p][p]Welcome to our Fundraising page.[/p][p]The Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust has participated in the annual Dragon Boat Festival every year since the charity’s launch in 2011. Since then our teams have helped to raise much needed money to help fund research into this rare form of cancer, affecting mainly children and young adults.[/p][p]As a trustee of the charity I hear of many sad cases, here’s some reported in recent months:[/p][p]• [b]Eylam[/b] – had not even reached his first birthday when it was discovered that he had Ewing’s sarcoma. Having just celebrated his first birthday, he is still receiving treatment.[/p][p]• [b]Liberty[/b] – after a courageous 13 month battle Liberty lost her battle with Ewing’s, just 2 weeks after celebrating her 14th birthday.[/p][p]• [b]James[/b] – a vibrant and outgoing 20 year old young man with a passion for fashion, fast cars, good food, conversation and the South of France, James was diagnosed with Ewing's in 2016; sadly James lost his battle earlier this year.[/p][p]• [b]Adam[/b] – was a funny, cheeky, kind, selfless man. 17 years ago when he was just 20 he was treated for Ewing’s. Following 16 years in remission the cancer returned and within 3 weeks Adam had passed away.[/p][p]Of course, some patients are lucky enough to be successfully treated, but that treatment can have far reaching effects on their health for years to come as internal organs are subjected to horrendous chemotherapy regimes.[/p][p]And survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 20 years so new treatments are urgently required. But research funding for primary bone cancers like Ewing’s is virtually zero as monies tend to be used to fund research and treatments into more common cancers (see [url=http://www.bcrt.org.uk/news/2018/july/large-uk-cancer-research-charities-reduce-primary-bone-cancer-research-by-a-further-3?dm_i=33LX,R067,2BFFUW,2RIY5]http://www.bcrt.org.uk/news/2018/july/large-uk-cancer-research-charities-reduce-primary-bone-cancer-research-by-a-further-3?dm_i=33LX,R067,2BFFUW,2RIY5[/url]).[/p][p]So if you're unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with Ewing's the outlook is bleak![/p][p]That's why every year we get a boat together to participate in this festival to raise more funds for Ewing's research and this year's intrepid crew are:[/p][p]Roger Alderton, Phil Baines, Clare Bridgewater, Hugh Burton, Hayden Clarke, Sheila Curling, James Dow, Mike Fawcett, Ronnie Henderson, Garry Ince, Shelley Manser, Jack Norris, Sky Norris, Cath Rothwell, Lesley Short, Nigel Short, Allan Wiiliams and Julie Williams. Our drummers are Alasdair Dow and Ellie and Jack Williams.[/p][p]And as usual [b]The Body Shop[/b] from Tunbridge Wells are supporting the charity and their team will be on hand to provide all competitors with hand and back massages throughout the day.[/p][p]We do hope that you will support our cause, donating whatever you can afford, and do remember to pledge Gift Aid if you are eligible.[/p][p]As they say, every little helps![/p][p]And as one of our Ewing's researchers remarked “without the funding from charities, backed by the wonderful support of their fundraisers, [b][u]and their supporters[/u][/b], there would be [b][u]no[/u][/b] research.”[/p][p]If you’d like to know more about the charity, go to [url=http://www.ewings-sarcoma.org.uk/][b]http://www.ewings-sarcoma.org.uk/[/b][/url].[/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p][p]Nigel Short on behalf of These Bones Are Made For Rowing[/p]
These Bones Are Made For Rowing 2018 image 1

Share their story


Personal Challenge Date

08 Sep 2018


Oct 5, 2018


Good Luck Garry and Hayden

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 26, 2018


well done Mike and team. David and Sarah

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2018


Well done Team in getting to the mini Final, a great achievement.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Sep 19, 2018


Good luck in the race

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2018


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2018


Both my husband and I send our deepest condolences

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2018

Peatland Graham

Well done Shelley and everyone that rowed.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2018

Paul Williams

Well done Mike

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2018


Mike F, I presume you were at the head of the boat!!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2018

Gladiant Mechanical

Well done Nigel!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nigel Short

Nigel Short