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Joanna Heymann

Jo's row

Total raised


+ £1,559.20 Gift Aid

106%% Complete
106% of the £10,000.00 target

Rowing from London to Oxford

Mon 2 Apr 2018

To honour the memory of my father, Tim Heymann, and to help beat cancer.

In memory of

Timothy Heymann

5th Oct 1961 - 18th Oct 2016

My Story

On 27th April 2018 I took on the challenge of rowing in a single skull from London to Oxford, a distance of 165 km. I've been raising money for Cancer Research in honour of my dad, Tim Heymann, who died from brain cancer in October 2016 when he was just 55. He was an amazing man who was a doctor, a university lecturer and a director of various public bodies. He was much loved by his patients and students, and his many friends and family members. This is a really challenging trip. It is usually done by boats with eight rowers, which is much easier. Boats also normally row from Oxford to London with the flow of the river, rather than against it. I completed it in three days. I am an experienced rower so relished this challenge. I rowed for Oxford in the Oxford Cambridge lightweight boat race in 2017. I started by rowing the Boat Race course and continued all the way to Oxford, to be greeted by my friends.


Brain cancer

Each year in the UK, more than 12,288 people are diagnosed with tumours that start in the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system. With more than 100 different types of brain tumour, donations can help Cancer Research UK find out what causes them and develop better treatments to improve the outlook for patients.

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