Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

NEWS > Alumnae News > Team ExtraOARdinary Smash it!

Team ExtraOARdinary Smash it!

A year after reaching the finishing line of their record-breaking Atlantic crossing, our team of alumnae rowers have now also reached their ambitious fundraising target of £100,000.

Huge LEH congratulations are due to Team ExtraOARdinary – made up of LEH Head of Rowing Abby Johnston, Class of 2007, Marketing Manager Charlotte Irving, Class of 2008, and teammate Kat Cordiner, who has been nominated an honorary alumna!

Since completing the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this time last year, in a record-breaking 42 days, seven hours and 17 minutes, the trio have continued to work their socks off.  Now back in their day jobs, they have had to fit the fundraising motivational talks and charity appearances in around their regular commitments.

Kat has secondary cervical cancer and is thought to be the first person to tackle the challenge as a cancer patient.  All the funds raised will go to charities very close to their hearts – Cancer Research UK, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Abby says: “Thank you so much to each and every one of you who donated and supported us throughout our whole campaign - we’ll never be able to thank you enough. With your help, we’ve made a difference and done our part to turn the tide on cancer.”

The team is still collecting final contributions, so if you do want to donate to the cause, please follow this link: Charities | ExtraOARdinary Causes (weareextraoardinary.com). We are incredibly proud of their achievements on and off the water. Hope really does Favour the Bold.

 

Similar stories

We were sad to learn that Gilly Gale, Class of 1973, died in November 2023, aged 69. She leaves her husband Terry, five stepchildren, seven grandchildren, her sister Carol and niec… More...

There was no soft pedalling for Head of History of Art, Miss Lindsay, who was biking for the win when she cycled 100 mil… More...

We are bidding a fond farewell to Head of Chemistry, Andrew Hayter, this week, who is leaving LEH after 16 “very enjoyab… More...

Four of our much-cherished music teachers are bowing out this week, as they make their swan song appearances, having cha… More...

Sisters Anisha Sharma and Shafali Shown-Keen, who turned their back on the corporate world of banking to run their own b… More...

Most read

We were sad to learn that Gilly Gale, Class of 1973, died in November 2023, aged 69. She leaves her husband Terry, five stepchildren, seven grandchild… More...

Charlotte Irving, centre.

Adventure-hungry Charlotte Irving, Class of 2008, who broke the World Record for rowing across the Atlantic in a three-woman team, is doing it all aga… More...

We are bidding a fond farewell to Head of Chemistry, Andrew Hayter, this week, who is leaving LEH after 16 “very enjoyable and memorable years” to joi… More...

Travel Story Award

 

CONTACT US


Lady Eleanor Holles School
Hanworth Road
Hampton, TW13 3HF

0208 979 1601
alumnae@lehs.org.uk

LEGAL

This website is powered by
ToucanTech