Oarsome Chance are honoured to announce that record-breaking solo sailor Alex Thomson has become our first patron.
Alex, who lives locally to the Oarsome Chance operations in Gosport, said:
‘It’s fantastic to be involved in a project that is having such a big impact on children’s lives by teaching valuable skills and encouraging local children to get out on the water. The work the Oarsome Chance team are doing is really inspiring. They are giving local children an opportunity to learn in a different environment.’
As well as engaging with young people on Oarsome Chance programmes, Alex’s team have also been supporting Oarsome Chance with the loan of RIBs and other equipment.
John Gillard, Oarsome Chance principal, said:
‘We are thrilled to have Alex as an official patron of our charity. He is a huge inspiration to our students, and really connects and engages with them and teaches them that anything is possible.’
For more information on Alex Thomson and Alex Thomson Racing, visit the ATR website: http://www.alexthomsonracing.com/about-us/