Our good friends at the Tingewick Society recently battled driving rain to row 170km from Oxford to London along the Thames.

The team of medical students, most of whom work and train in the John Radcliffe Hospital, are on a mission to raise around £40,000 throughout the year by putting on a series of events and challenges for two special local causes – Oxford Hospitals Charity and Yellow Submarine.

The epic rowathon was organised by Osler House Boat Club, and despite the grim weather the team of twenty medical students completed the course and raised over £3,000 to support the two charities and also help the student boat club.

Naomi Stewart Hall from Oxford Hospitals Charity, which raises funds to provide extra support for hospitals in the county, praised the team saying: “The weather was absolutely grim for this rowathon– making an already epic event even more challenging, but these medical students never give up. We are in awe of their spirit and tenacity, and incredibly grateful for all they do to help Oxford Hospitals Charity support patients and staff in our hospitals.”

To support the student’s efforts you can visit the fundraising page: