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    We’re inviting schools to be part of this #165challenge!

    More than anything else in my life I wanted to be known as Naomi Riches and not be defined by my disability. My purpose for this row is not only to raise funds for a charity close to my heart but to celebrate ability.



    A huge thank you to all the children and their schools who got IN-volved and did their own #165challenge. Congratulations too to Carrington Junior School, Westfield School and Great Marlow for their winning entries.


    Let’s celebrate what we can do!

    • Naomi’s #my165challenge is to row 165 miles down The Thames in 50 hours or less
    • IN-vision’s #my165challenge is to raise £165,000 to fund research into Infantile Nystagmus
    • Rotary’s #my165challenge is to get at least 165 schools to help! What’s yours?!!

    This competition is now closed.

    You can support Naomi in her #my165challenge by doing your own #my165challenge and raising much needed funds for IN-vision to direct to improving the life of those affected by nystagmus.

    For help, ideas and resources with your school fundraising, please contact liz@in-vision.org.uk. If you are a Primary school, you can even win funds for your school by entering this exciting competition.

    There are three categories to enter:


    Team Entry

    As a school, how did your school use the #my165challenge theme to fundraise? What did you do, who took part, how much fun was it and how much did you raise? The winning school will be the one with the most innovative idea, explained in the most interesting way, and not necessarily be the one that raised the most.

    You can send in a written entry, or artwork, or video or a mixture of these!


    Individual Entry

    As an individual student write a letter to Naomi in your own hand where possible to describe what you & your school did.

    We will be looking for the most interesting, fun and readable story!


    Rotakids* Club Entry

    If your school has a Rotakids Club*, or starts one, then the Club is invited to enter details of what they did, why and how they did it. This can be in addition to any whole school entry.

    Again this can be a written entry, pictures, video or all three!

    The winner in each category will receive a prize of £100.00 presented to your school by Naomi herself. The prize money can be used for school projects, or another good cause you might be involved in.

    The winners and runners up in each category will be featured across Rotary, on their website and regular publication, as well as a featured in HIYA Bucks Magazine which reaches 1500 households in the district. They will also receive certificates, signed by Naomi.

    Download Schools Poster PDF

    – Closing date for entries to reach us by: 30th September 2016
    – The decision of the judges will be final
    * Rotakids is Rotary for young people – contact: waremike@talk21.com
    Send entries to: 47 Hillside Road, Marlow. SL7 3JX