The Row-a-Fun Challenge

This May 2019, we invite you and your colleagues to take part in an exciting workplace challenge, where you can get fit, have fun and raise some funds for charity, with The Soma Leo Foundation Row-a-Fun.

We'll be providing all participating companies with a rowing machine for the whole of May, encouraging you to row as far as you can in a month, competing against other local businesses. Metres and kilometres can be rowed at any time that suits, but all must be done on the allocated rowing machine. Each team's progress will be tracked with a league table published here, inspiring the competitive spirit!

Prizes will be awarded across a range of categories, which means everyone has a chance of winning something. We'll also be running fun, one-off challenges and you can run your own in-house events. Teams should be a maximum of 10 people, but multiple teams can enter.

In June we'll bring all of the teams together for a closing event, prize-giving ceremony and some fun final races.

This event is being organised by Pound Gates and is supported by Most Active County.


It's hoped that each team will raise a minimum of £600. If you have a team of 10, that's just £60 per person. The £600 you raise will pay for four children to receive an education and daily meals, at The Soma Leo Academy, for a whole year!

You will get a dedicated Virgin Money Giving page, making it easy for your friends and family to support you in the Challenge.


We'll be sharing your progress and successes across social media and here on this website. Plus, you can share your own stories and photos of your events using the hashtag #BeOarsome and #RowaFun. We'll also be inviting local media to get involved too.

How to take part

Simply complete the form below. We'll then be in touch to confirm the arrangements. If it will help participation and fundraising in your office, a Trustee for Soma Leo can visit and present details about the event and the beneficial works of the charity. For more information about The Soma Leo Foundation please take a look around this website.

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