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Plea for a Sponsor!

09/04/2013 13:07 BST | Updated 08/06/2013 10:12 BST

Anyone who read my previous blog about rowing to London for Beat will know the extent of the challenge my fellow CCCBC rowers and I have set ourselves.

180km is no easy feat, but we are intent on making the pain worthwhile by raising a lot of money for the charity! In a recent interview with the squad, I was really touched to hear of members' personal connections to Beat - stories of siblings, best friends, even their own experiences of eating disorders! It really brought home this year's Eating Disorder Awareness Week motto - 'Everybody knows somebody...'

However, as far as our good intentions may get us with regard to supporting an extremely valuable charity and pushing ourselves to the limits to complete the distance, they will not (as much as we'd like them to) magically boost our student bank accounts to allow us to afford the basic costs which we will inevitably encounter, such as trailering our boat back from London, fuelling a safety boat and allowing for our increased appetite to be quenched following the hugely increased calorie expenditure along the way.

Anyone who has ever eaten with a rower post-training will have witnessed the importance of good nutrition and prevalence of a hearty appetite!

We are therefore appealing for a corporate sponsor to cover these costs on our behalf (which will amount to approximately £750) and allow us to complete this epic challenge in order to support those who desperately need beat's help!

In return, we are able to offer you the unique opportunity to advertise your logo on our bespoke kit provided by Stitch Rowing - which will be on show to hundreds of supporters at both our launch and welcome events and along the route - as well as have full involvement in all publicity in the run up to the event!

If you are interested in this opportunity, or would like more information, PLEASE get in touch at esther.rich@ccc.ox.ac.uk or contact us on twitter - @CCCBCforBeat

Don't forget you can still sponsor us individually at www.justgiving.com/londonrow