Raising money for local charity, the Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, the Hampton and Holles Boat Club Association (HHBCA) came up with a range of ingenious ways to carry out the weekend’s #TwoPointSixChallenge – from a 26-mile cycling time trial to a family rowing relay, a 26-minute ski erg and even a 26-mile home marathon!

To date, HHBCA rowers and their families have raised over £6,100 for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and the money raised will go towards providing care for 700 families each year in the local area. Ed Bellamy, Co-Chair of the HHBCA, was delighted with how pupils, staff and parents responded to the challenge:

Well done and thanks to all in the HHBCA for the amazing response to the #TwoPointSixChallenge – it was such a positive and inspiring day, hearing about the various activities, seeing some of you over Zoom and watching the money raised for Shooting Star roll in! I am very proud to be part of this community of athletes and supporters and to be able to share experiences like this.

The Boat Club have set up a Just Giving Page for those wishing to donate to the Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, a charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Take a look at some of the highlights of the day here:


It wasn’t just our rowers who took up the mantle of the 2.6 challenge.  Many congratulations to Fifth Year Thomas Norman who impressively ran a 26-mile marathon and raised over £500.

Well done also to Second Year Nat Taylor who played 26 guitar riffs in 26 minutes. Nat has only been learning the guitar since Christmas and is entirely self-taught. Nat has raised over £200.



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