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Mayor of Gosport gets rowing with Oarsome Chance

We were delighted to welcome the Mayor for Gosport, Councillor Mrs Zoe Huggins, as she joined us on a rowing challenge at our Maritime workshop. The Mayor has been busy during the month of October taking part in a fundraising ‘Mindful Marathon’ where she will cover 26 miles cycling, walking, swimming…. and in the case … Read more

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Pop Up Paddlesports: reports are it’s a great success!

Oarsome Chance were approached by Friends of Hardway to help deliver diversionary activities for young people at Hardway Green for the Summer of 2020. The area had suffered some bouts of anti-scoial behaviour in the Summer of 2019 and the idea was to put on some inclusive activities out on the water as a positive response … Read more

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The new Mayor of Gosport unveils our new electric minibus

We were delighted to welcome the new Mayor for Gosport, Councillor Mrs Zoe Huggins, accompanied by her Consort Mr Darren Huggins at our Maritime workshop in Gosport on Friday 10 July. Oarsome Chance were recently nominated by Councillor Huggins as one of the charities she will be supporting during her year as Mayor of Gosport and … Read more


Covid-19 operations update

We’re now into our second month of the ‘lockdown’ and operations at Oarsome Chance have settled into a new pattern, which, thanks to the dedication of our Principal John and his team, continues to provide essential support to the vulnerable young people we work with. This is a difficult and anxious time for everyone, but particularly … Read more


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update

During these difficult times, we wanted to let our friends and supporters know our organisation’s approach to the developing Covid-19 virus crisis. Our senior trustees and management team have been following government announcements and guidelines closely. In light of the recently announced government guidelines requiring the maintenance of education provision for vulnerable children, we will … Read more


Oarsome Chance at NJIRC 2020

For the third year running, Oarsome Chance sent a team to compete in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships (NJIRC) in London and they did us proud again – not just by taking part in a national competition, but by representing OC so brilliantly with their great behaviour, enthusiasm, cooperation and team work. Just stepping … Read more


Duke of Edinburgh Award students from St Vincent college complete their Silver Medal expedition

John Gillard, Oarsome Chance Principal, led a Silver Award expediton for a group of students working on their Duke of Edinburgh Award. The group has been training with Oarsome Chance over the preceding months and took on the challenge over three days, from 27th to 29th May. The students faced quite a challenge, covering 24 … Read more


Portsmouth Pull, May 2019 – another exciting race

Oarsome Chance hosted our latest ‘Portsmouth Pull’ rowing challenge, a 10km fundraising row around the world-famous Portsmouth Harbour on Saturday 18th May and a fantastically exciting it race it turned out to be! This row-of-a-lifetime was taken on by five teams, who each completed a lap of the historic naval harbour. The race started and … Read more