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Growing Oarsome: Our First Ever Fundraising Campaign

Oarsome Chance are launching our first ever fundraising campaign, ‘Growing Oarsome’ in conjunction with the launch of our brand new 2023-26 Vision Strategy. This strategy outlines our ambitious aims to ensure we develop and grow our reach.

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Our new Vision Strategy, 2023 – 2026

Helping young people Feel Safe, Belong and Achieve We are enormously proud to launch our Vision Strategy for the next three years. This document is the culmination of a long period of work, including initial consultation with staff, trustees and external stakeholders and developed over the last year into a vision for the next chapter … Read more


Another Successful Summer Pop Up Paddlesports event

As we get ready for Autumn and the cooler weather ahead, we’re taking a look back over the Pop up Paddlesports weeks we delivered for Friends of Hardway this Summer. This is the third year now that we have run the event, commissioned by the local community group, and it continues to be hugely popular … Read more


A change in our leadership team

We wish to inform our friends and sponsors that John Gillard, Principal at Oarsome Chance, resigned from his role at the beginning of May 2022. John was responsible for leading the development of Oarsome Chance, from its humble beginnings, engaging and influencing a range of young people in a local community project. John is continuing … Read more


Hants PCC visit to Oarsome Chance

Oarsome Chance were very happy to welcome the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, who visited our Gosport centre on Sat 22 Jan. The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has provided funding to OC, via the Safer Communities Fund, which has been helping us provide our extended support to vulnerable young … Read more


OC Round The Island Row – what an amazing effort

The dust has settled, the bruises and blisters are healing and we are delighted to announce that the final total raised by Team Oarsome in their Round The Island Row challenge, is £4661.69! Our generous donor matched every donation pound for pound, so everyone who donated can feel pleased their already generous donation was doubled up! … Read more


OC Round The Island Row: 30 Aug 2021

We have a brave team of staff and apprentices preparing for an epic Oarsome challenge at the end of August. Carly, Nick, Vikki, Obelix and Joe will be taking on a  50 nautical mile row around the Isle of Wight, rowing on one of our 23-foot open St Ayles class rowing Skiffs, built by our … Read more


Virtual National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, 2021

Big congratulations to our Year 8 Girls indoor rowing team who took part in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC) on May 20th. Ruby, Lily and Phoebie have been training hard whenever they had the opportunity, despite all the disruption around Covid, Team members Nick and Sherrie have done a great job supporting them in … Read more