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Why should you support Oar Blimey?

The pandemic affected everyone, but it especially impacted those people living with dementia who lost much of their normal and essential routine.  Returning to normality has been complicated with several dementia clubs, meetings and events failing to restart therefore, getting people living with dementia out and about again, giving them some adventure, something to think about and talk about has never been so important.

We are totally dedicated to raising funds and distributing much needed cash to the services which help people live with dementia in our local community.  The biggest challenge for Team Oar Blimey is raising £250,000 for local charities to help people live with dementia.

Getting Oar Blimey to the start line took 2 years of planning, training, organising and fundraising.  Russ and George self-funded the boat purchase and logistics of this challenge, including: safety equipment, food supplies, training courses, medical equipment and shipping to and from the UK.

Where will your donation go?

Every bit of support for our Atlantic Challenge is extremely welcome. 

All donations will help Oar Blimey to raise funds for helping people to live with dementia.  With £250,000 shared across our chosen charities Our Dementia Choir and Ladybrook Enterprises Ltd, they can implement tangible improvements in their dementia services. 

If you would like to donate to our campaign, please click the donate button below.

Ladybrook Enterprises Ltd is a small, independent charity which supports the local community and helps the people living within it to improve their lives, thrive and reach their potential.

Focused on maximising the benefits from their first-class facilities, Oar Blimey are working with this charity to improve dementia services.

TV actress Vicky McClure formed this choir for people living with dementia in Nottinghamshire.  Recognising music makes a positive and considerable difference to people living with dementia, the Our Dementia Choir facilitates regular singing sessions.  

Oar Blimey are aiming to provide much-needed funds to ensure Our Dementia Choir remains active and sustainable.