MATES IN MIND has announced that it is one of the three headline charities for Regatta London, the first ever mass- participation paddle sports event taking place on the River Thames on 29 September 2019.
The event is open to anyone with an interest in rowing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or canoeing, and has been created to celebrate the river environment and raise funds for UK charities.
The date for holding this event is significant as 29 September is the only day when the Thames Barrier is closed. This means that for a set time there is no tide and also no other river traffic on the Thames.
The race routes will start near Hammersmith Bridge (rowing) and Putney (kayaks and SUPs). The routes down the river are either 12 or 14 miles long, depending on vessel and ability, so will finish either at Greenwich or Putney, taking in many iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, Battersea Power Station, St Pauls Cathedral, London Eye, Tower Bridge and The Shard.
Take on the challenge and join Team Mates in Mind
As a headline charity partner, Mates in Mind has a limited number of fundraising places in this event and is keen to hear from both experienced and would-be paddlers who want to get stuck in and take on the challenge.
The money raised will provide vital funds to enable the charity to continue breaking the taboo, addressing the stigma and changing the culture around mental health in workplaces across the construction industry.
James Rudoni, Managing Director of Mates in Mind says: “We are delighted to be involved in this first event of its kind on the iconic River Thames. It is a unique and symbolic event for Mates in Mind to be partnering.
“Participants will have the opportunity to take on this amazing challenge, often with vital support throughout their journey from friends and colleagues, knowing it’s not necessarily about beating the clock, but about achieving something that they can all be immensely proud of.
“So, why not join Team Mates in Mind, seize this unique opportunity and support our work that is all about starting those conversations about mental health in workplaces across the country?”
Places are available in all activities for a fee of £40 and a fundraising target of £300. Find out more and register your interest here.