Rowing for Children

Rowing for Children is a charity event hosted by Safe Anchor in partnership with Wooden Spoon. To raise money, Stephen Brook, a volunteer for both The Safe Anchor Trust and Wooden Spoon charities is going to row all the way from Huddersfield to London, a journey of 322 miles including 228 locks. Stephen expects to complete the trip in 6 weeks.

You can find the Rowing for Children blog here:

Stephen and Jennifer are currently en route. See below for updates.

UPDATE 17/08/12:

Stephen & Jennifer set off today from SBM accompanied by Lady Brenda crewed by brave Safe Anchor volunteers with the best wishes from the crowd present at the start ringing in their ears

They were seen heading westwards towards the Pennines which they will cross on Monday 21 Aug. As they emerge into the lost lands of Saddleworth they will need to summon up their reserves of courage, ingenuity & buckets of best Yorkshire phlegm, for this is the land of the Lancastrians - the place where there be dragons.

On the 23rd our intrepid voyagers will, it is hoped, emerge safely into the more gentle lands of Cheshire & all points south


Stephen and Jennifer have reached Oxford! Check for updates.


Aug 17 SBM - Huddersfield
18 Hdd to Slaithwaite
19 Sla. to Marsden
20 Marsden to Uppermill
21 Uppml to Ashton u Lyne
22 AUL to Marple
23 Marple to Bosley Locks nr Macclesfield
24 Bosley to Kidsgrove
25 Kdsg to Stoke ( Etruria )
26 Stoke to Stone
27 Stone to Gt. Haywood
28 GH to Handsacre nr Rugeley
29 Handsacre to Whittington
30 Whittington to Polesworth
31 Polesworth to Harthill Wharf
Sept 1 HW to Whitings Bridge
2 WB to Rugby
3 Rugby to Braunston
4 Braunston to Napton
5 Napton to Fenny Compton Wharf
6 FCW to Banbury
7 Banbury to Somerton Bridge
8 SB to Kidlington
9 Kdton to Oxford
10 Oxford to Abingdon
11 Abdn to Wallingford
12 Walfd to Pangbourne
13 Pngb to Henley
14 Henley to Marlow
15 Marlow to Runneymeade
16 Runnd to Weybridge
17 Weybdg to Richmond
2 spare days
20 to finish at HSBC Rowing Club Putney

You can support the Rowing For Children challenge by making a donation by going to and clicking "Donate" or by sending a cheque along with the completed gift aid declaration on page 2 of the leaflet below to;
The Safe Anchor Trust Ltd.,
7 Carr Green Lane, Rastrick,
Brighouse, HD6 3LT