On Friday 2nd March, Calco competed in a sponsored Recruitment Rowathon to raise money for OPERA Youth Foundation, they are a charity who works closely with young people aged between 16-24 years old and they help them to find, gain and stay in work. It is their mission to empower these young people while transforming their lives, a cause we were keen to support.
The Rowathon involved Team Calco competing against 6 other recruitment agencies all battling it out to see who could row the furthest within an excruciating EIGHT HOURS!
On the big day we had regular leader board updates, we started in 3rd place, disappointingly dropped down to 5th place then after a team talk and a massive boost in our motivation we ended up finishing in an impressive 3rd place!
From 4pm to 5pm it was ‘power hour’ and we put all our effort into doing our absolute best-Team Calco gave it everything we had-there was sweat, blisters and grown men nearly in tears but we DID IT! We all worked as a team and kept each other motivated, even when at times every one of us struggled to keep going we pushed through-with the end goal in sight-we were doing this to raise as much money as we could for a great cause!
The Rowathon was intense, challenging, exceptionally hard work but overall it was such a rewarding day and despite being absolutely knackered Team Calco ended at 5pm on a high! Would we do it again? No time soon, but we had such a great time and knowing it was all for an excellent cause we could not be happier with what we have achieved as a team.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has kindly donated and shown their support for Team Calco throughout this, it was hard work on the day but all the aches and pains have been more than worth it! With your help we have managed to raise over £2,000 and we could not have achieved this without the amazing support from those who work with Calco as well family and friends!
Although the big day is over you can still donate via the Just Giving page up until Friday 9th March, if leaving a donation for us please do type ‘Team Calco’ in the comments so we can see it is a donation for us: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/theatlanticavengerstrust
Thanks again from everyone at Calco!