BLP to help raise £1,000,000 at THE BIG ROW
- Date: 15/07/2013
BLP has entered a team into the BIG ROW charity event to help raise the last £1,000,000 to complete the renovation of the Chauncy Maples.
Help BLP reach its sponsorship target...
The Big Row is an exciting event in which 100 crews from around the world will row 1,000,000 metres to raise £1,000,000. This will enable the charity Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust, supported by BLP's parent company Thomas Miller, to complete the renovation of Africa's oldest floating ship into a mobile clinic on Lake Malawi. MV Chauncy Maples will serve remote villages around Lake Malawi, where malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS are common and where currently some have to row 50 miles to visit a doctor.
Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, said: ‘This innovative and ingenious project will provide remote communities with essential medical care. Thomas Miller and all the business-supporters of Chauncy Maples are making an important and extremely effective contribution – an excellent example of Corporate Social Responsibility. The Big Row will complete the Chauncy Maples fundraising project and I urge every robust rower to participate!’
Sir Matthew Pinsent, CBE, patron of the Big Row said: ‘We need to raise £1,000,000 to complete the renovation. So please dig deep to help the crews hit their target. If we pull together, we can make a big difference.’
Angela Rippon, OBE, patron of the Big Row said: ‘Chauncy Maples will provide vital healthcare for 200 hard-to-reach lakeside villagers a day, and sponsorship of The Big Row will help make that happen.’
Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to support this exciting event by entering our own team; a mix of fitness fanatics and some not quite so fanatical! There has been tremendous support already and we are looking forward to a great evening. The Big Row represents a fun way of competing for a great cause in one of the City's iconic landmarks.’
Event date/time: Wednesday, 11th September 2013 / 17:30-22:00
Venue: Spitalfields Traders Market, London