2024 COOL ROWINGS RED NOSE CHALLENGE
COPPER BOX ARENA Friday 8th March See below!
2023 ROW THE LINE
Cool Rowings partnered the Elizabeth Line, British Rowing,
Everyone Active, Liberty Shopping Centre, Heathrow Airport and rowed the distance of the Elizabeth Line, with local school children and Ageless Teenagers.
2022 24hr ROWATHON
Cool Rowings, Weininger Irwin, partnered the Liberty Shopping Centre and rowed for 24 hours!
Friday 8th March 2024
Copper Box Arena LONDON will be the venue for our COOL ROWINGS RED NOSE CHALLENGE!
COOL ROWINGS RED NOSE CHALLENGE 2024 is primary school FUNdraising that is a great laugh and strengthens community spirit.
The UK’s 1st Gladiator Champion Weininger Irwin is rallying local schools to take part in this initiative to raise as much money as possible for Red Nose Day. He’s calling on all schools with pupils in Reception to Year 2 children to be part of an historic annual event at the same site which houses the Olympic Stadium and Copper Box where Weininger participated in his first primary school sports day over 50 years ago.
For all successful registered schools, Weininger will deliver an Assembly of his win on the most successful sporting game show of the 1990’s. All children participating will be asked to become Red Nose Beacon Fundraisers. They are encouraged, through sponsorship forms to generate funds for this fantastic Comic Relief Cool Rowings Red Nose Day Challenge at the Copper Box Arena on Friday 8th March 2024.
This fundraising event is so much more as it introduces Reception - Yr 2 Children to an activity and an extraordinary occasion. It ticks curriculum requirements for Physical Education, naming muscles used in the activities, and understanding how they work. Equally important the participants challenge themselves whilst participating in a team. The children will further develop their oral communication skills as they (supported by Teachering Staff,Parents/Carer), seek sponsorship for a project that is nationally recognised and heralded as one of the largest nationwide charitable events in the UK.
Weininger Irwin was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2020, and since then has made a real impact in charitable fundraising as in 2022 he rowed for 24 hours in the Liberty Shopping Centre (Romford) which was covered by ITV.
In 2023 with his Ageless Teenagers (Senior citizens) and local school children, they rowed the length of the Elizabeth line (Heathrow to Shenfield) by taking indoor rowing machines to each station and rowing the distance which was covered by the national BBC evening news..
It’s 2024, and Weininger would like your help by making your school part of an historic fundraising event. Let’s work together to make the maximum impact with this new initiative by raising as much money for Red Nose Comic Relief, and generating much more awareness on Prostate Cancer and Youth Violence.
Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park, either by train, underground, bus or cycle. Copper Box Arena is in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 3HB
ROW THE LINE took place on Monday 13th March 2023 from Elizabeth Line stations. With Ageless Teenagers and local schools all Cool Rowings the distance of the Elizabeth Line (Heathrow to Shenfield) check out the BBC news video which summarises our "Row The Line!"
We teamed up with the Elizabeth Line, British Rowing, the Liberty Shopping Centre and Everyone Active to raise funds for Red Nose Day.
The UK's first Champion of ITV's show Gladiators has battled through a “brutal” 24-hr ROWATHON and raised double his goal for Comic Relief.
Weininger Irwin a prostrate cancer survivor, started the row at the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford at 6pm on March 17, and finished at the same time the next day, on his 59th birthday. Thanks to donations on the day, £300 from Islington’s Copenhagen Primary School and 148 supporters on his JustGiving page, Weininger smashed his target of £1,500 and will donate around £4,000 to the cause.
This comes after his win on ITV’s hit show 30 years ago, and although he still enjoys pushing his body to the limit, the 59-year-old said he’s “so glad” the challenge is behind him.
He said: “It was brutal. In the morning the shopping centre was so cold - even colder than outside.” But it was the ninth hour that Weininger said was the “worst” point, and at certain stages, he believes he was “hallucinating”.
“The hours seemed to take so long to go by and your body starts to fatigue and at some points, I had to do a single leg row,” said Weininger.
A highlight through the difficult challenge was his wife, Janice, bringing him a pillow to sit on, he said.
“Without that, I don’t know what I would have done," he added. Weininger took five-minute breaks every hour, which were “immense” as they gave him the chance to visit the toilet and stretch off."
He added: “I just kept moving, even so, coming down to the last part, even pushing was difficult as I had aches and soreness, but I'm so glad it’s done.”
The Community Exercise Officer said he couldn’t have done it without his “absolutely amazing team” Ageless Teenagers, family and friends, who supported him at different hours of the day, evening and morning.
After finishing the row, a birthday cake was presented to Weininger.
2024 COOL ROWINGS CHALLENGE
Details coming soon for our Cool Rowings Challenge for RED NOSE DAY!