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Beyond / Sep 29, 2021 / 2 min read

Thames Water Raft Race 2021

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Thames Water Raft Race 2021

Several Tecknuovo members took part in the exciting Thames Water Raft Race last Thursday, September 23rd, to benefit WaterAid. The thrilling event challenges teams of six to build a raft and race down the River Thames. The annual event, which has been running for over twenty-two years, was sadly cancelled last year due to Covid but returned this year with a splash. Participants dressed in fancy dress competed in a fun obstacles course ahead of setting off on their rafts. This year’s race theme “Superheroes” honoured all the UK’s key-workers who’ve worked tirelessly through the pandemic.

Tecknuovo is proud to have supported the digital raft, led by Graham Lunt, and our very own delivery analyst Sebastian Crookall-Nixon joined the team rowing the raft in the race. The team dressed as Captain Sir Tom Moore who raised £33m for the NHS by walking laps of his garden. Each raft was tasked with fundraising for WaterAid, with a prize awarded for most money raised. As a company we donated £750 towards our raft’s fundraising target. We are honoured to have participated in such a fun event and support a charity with a great message.

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The digital raft setting off down the River Thames.

 

“Being a part of such a fantastic event that supports a great cause is always a treat. We spend so much time remotely communicating with Stakeholders and our Associates and to have the opportunity to come together in person, strengthening those relationships, along with enjoying a fun day of activities to raise money for charity is so rewarding.
Sebastian Crookall-NixonDelivery Analyst

 

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A quick on land test run before hitting the water.

How our donations will help

Through the money raised, WaterAid, an international not-for-profit can continue to provide millions of people in the most vulnerable areas of the world access to clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. These changes, enable entire communities to unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. WaterAid also works alongside governments to make instrumental legislative changes and link policymakers with people on the ground, ensuring lasting change to happen on a massive scale.

Through its partnership with Water Aid, Thames Water has raised more than £1.3 million to improve access to clean water for disadvantaged communities in Malawi as part of their recent Thames Love Malawi project. In total, the company has donated more than £40 million to Water Aid since the charity was founded in 1981.

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