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Rowing for charity

A charity rowing challenge is a fun and simple way to raise vital funds for Macmillan.

Whether you are an experienced rower, a fitness fanatic or just looking for a challenge to test you, then there is something for you.

When you register your event

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You get helpful tips and advice
Receive ideal tips and advice for your type of event.
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Lets us know you are supporting Macmillan
We love hearing how you’re supporting us, so please share your story.
You get fundraising support
Our team can help you reach your target by offering tips, advice and support by phone.

Quick steps to plan your rowing challenge

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Choose a distance and the locations for your challenge

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Choose a date(s)

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Get your team together

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Register your challenge

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Set up your fundraising page

Indoor rowing challenge

Outdoor rowing challenge

Your impact

In 2020, our supporters raised over £750,000 by doing their own physical challenges, including rowing challenges. That money in the future could support our Cancer Information and Support team to run our Macmillan Support Line phone service for 5 months. In this time, they could deal with over 40,000 calls and web enquiries from people who want questions answered, need practical or financial support, or just want to chat.

Find out more about why your support matters.

Frequently asked questions

  • I need some help with fundraising ideas, can you help?

    We love fundraising and want to help make sure it's as easy as possible for you. We've got lots of ideas to help get the money rolling in from the best ways to use social media to top tips on events day itself.

  • Can I get another sponsorship form?

    Yes, you can download another sponsorship form here.

    If you don't have access to a printer, you can ask us for one us by emailing fundraising@macmillan.org.uk and we'll post one straight out to you and you can carry on with your fundraising.

  • I’ve done my rowing challenge, how do I pay the money in?

    Paying your money is easy. Find out how.

  • Can I get a T-shirt for my event?

    Yes, you can order a T-shirt for free from be.Macmillan. If you would like more, you can buy T-shirts, other clothing, water bottles, and other useful items from our online shop.

  • How can I get posters and flyers to advertise my event?

    You can create your own event materials on be.Macmillan. Once you've registered on the website you can create any materials you need for your event.