On Friday 9th March ten local business teams descended on Bournemouth Square for The Big Row 2018 sponsored by All Seasons Roof. This year we had teams from a variety of industries, from hotels to banks, business consultants to I.T Support and solicitors to conservatory installation companies. The aim for each business was to see who could row 10,000 metres the fastest with teams of 4-6 people. Each team brought plenty of character and made the day thoroughly enjoyable, despite the rain progressively getting worse throughout the day!
This year’s winners were the reigning champions Nationwide with a speedy time of 39m 00s. They received a team voucher for the Cyantist Escape Room and six 30 minute massages from BWT Physio, both which were kindly donated. Vanguard Security Services had a dramatic sprint finish but just came up short by 8 seconds to take the runners-up spot, winning a huntfun treasure hunt voucher.
The participants throughout the day were able to indulge in cereal bars, snacks and water supplied to us by Sainsburys Local Poole and Tesco Branksome. Each rower also took away with them a goody bag full of vouchers from places such as El Murrino, Nativ and Fitness First Poole.
Overall the event raised an incredible £1429.30 for our charity! £500 is able to pay for 125 visually impaired people to be visited in their homes so this just shows how far this money will go towards helping people struggling with sight loss across Dorset. Thank you to everyone who was involved and we hope to see you next year!