Our 24 hour rowathon challenge! 🚣

We’re all about fitness and challenging ourselves at Caboodle, but this might be our biggest challenge yet!

To raise money for Cure Leukaemia, a team of us from Caboodle are embarking on a 24-hour rowing challenge using two gym rowers kindly donated to us for the challenge by the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre!


UPDATE: After a gruelling 24 hours of rowing between a team of 10 of us, we raised £1,265.19! You can see how we got on by heading over to our Just Giving page:


Where did the idea come from?

When we sat down at the beginning of the year to plan our charity fundraisers for 2019, our Security and Compliance Officer Mick came up with the idea.

Mick is no stranger to charity fundraising having raised thousands for various charities during his long career in the military. Now 52, we’re guessing he thought this one would be a nice easy fundraiser!


Where will the challenge take place?

ASDA, Wolstanton in Stoke-on-Trent is the venue for our rowathon!


When is it?

The challenge will begin at 3pm on Friday 12th April and run for 24 hours, ending at 3pm on Saturday 13th April.


What’s the target?

We’ve set a target to raise £500 for Cure Leukaemia.


How can I help?

We’d be hugely grateful for any support! We’ve got a Just Giving page specifically for the challenge here. We’ll also be collecting donations during the challenge, so we’d like to welcome anyone to come down and cheer us on!


Who’s going to be there?

There’ll be a team of around 10 of us doing the challenge for the full 24 hours and there’ll be a few who will pop in to help out and cheer us on!


The Rowathon is a great chance for those from caboodle who are taking part to gain some miles as part of our 80 Days Around the World Challenge. You can find out more about this here.

We also owe a massive thank you to the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre at Staffs Uni for kindly lending us 2 rowing machines for the challenge! And thank you to ASDA, Wolstanton for giving us a venue!

If you’d like more information on our rowathon or anything to do with our charity fundraising efforts throughout the year, feel free to contact us on

We’d really appreciate any awareness raised for the challenge and our fundraising efforts, so feel free to share this article and also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn where we’ll be keeping everyone updated with how we get on!