(Note: these pages describe events which took place during May-September 2003, they are kept here as an archive.)
In The Press
(This page will no longer be updated as we are rowing now. Please see the home page for the latest news.)
We expect media and public interest in our expedition to be considerable.
Emma Sykes, director of Emma Sykes PR has very kindly agreed to manage our public relations and will be arranging photoshoots and publicity in the UK and along the route.
We have appeared in several publications, and there will be many more to come.
  • Updated press release by Emma Sykes PR. Click here to download (pdf file)
  • An article was published in the St. Hild and St. Bede College (Durham) alumni magazine of June 2003
  • An article was published in the Palatinate, the Durham University newspaper on June 13
  • We were interviewed by Multiradio, a Serbian radio station based in Novi Sad on June 10
  • An article was published in the Vikings (Old Etonian rowers) newsletter on May 19
  • Charlie was featured as a 'Bright young thing' in the Daily Telegraph of May 17
  • Britain's (and the world's) most succesful competitive oarsman has indicated support for the expedition. Matt Pinsent CBE, three-time Olympic gold medalist: "What a great idea! I wish you every luck with this incredible voyage and with all your fundraising plans. Its great that people like you two see what our sport has to offer and obviously have such fun with it. I only wish I could take time-out on the way to Athens to row a bit of that river with you (certainly not 3000km though!). All my best wishes, Matt"
If you are interested in writing an article about our project, then please don't hesitate to contact us.
Emma Sykes is also contactable at or on 01368 850 627.
We are supporting WaterAid and the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme:
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Wateraid is registered UK charity No. 288701 and WWF-UK is registered UK charity No. 1081247
Last updated: July 29 2003