GRAF UK, a leader in sustainable water management systems, is thrilled to announce the GRAF UK Rowing Challenge, a unique charity event to support the Katharine House Hospice. This challenge is part of their ongoing commitment to the Katharine House Hospice Accumulator Challenge, which started in October.
Since the start of the Accumulator Challenge, GRAF UK has been actively involved in various fundraising activities. Their first event was a Christmas Pub Quiz night, which was a huge success, raising £2,000. Then in January, in line with GRAF UK announcing their sponsorship of the bar at Banbury Rugby Club, GRAF UK donated 10p for every pound spent at the Watering Hole (the bar) at the GRAF UK Stadium, which successfully raised £1,010.
The upcoming rowing event, set to start on Tuesday, February 13th, at 8pm in the GRAF UK Gym, is their latest endeavour to set the record for the most amount of money raised by a single company during the Accumulator Challenge. The team at GRAF UK will be joined by an Olympic Gold Medal rower and will attempt to row a remarkable 344 miles on the rowing machines in their gym. This distance is equal to the journey from their Glasgow Branch to their Banbury Head Office and they will attempt to row 344 miles in a 24-hour period. The event will be live-streamed, allowing everyone to watch and check on the progress of the rowers.
Katharine House Hospice, which offers comprehensive end-of-life care to around 1,300 individuals annually, operates solely on community contributions. Participation and support from sponsors, donors, and advocates can significantly impact the hospice's ability to provide compassionate care.
Involvement will not only raise awareness but also contribute directly to the hospice’s operational costs. Every donation to the GRAF UK Rowing Challenge goes directly to Katharine House Hospice. GRAF UK has set a target to raise £10,000 during the event and donations can be made on GRAF UK's Just Giving Page.