Oarsome Chance was selected by Sported as one of the twelve case studies to feature in this year’s Times and Sunday Times Christmas appeal. Oarsome Chance is a member of Sported, the UK’s largest network of community groups supporting 500,000 young people to reach their full potential. Sported’s network consists of 2,600 community sports groups … Read more
Our post 16 trainees working on our Oarsome Skiff O16 boat building project have been really lucky to have expert training and guidance from our charity partners AkzoNobel.
Our post 16 trainees working on our Oarsome Skiff O16 boat building project have been really lucky to have expert training and guidance from our charity partners AkzoNobel. After his initial visit and donation in October, Tim and his colleague Dean from AkzoNobel (International Paints Ltd) has been coming back to the workshop to guide … Read more
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
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
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